Fortis Institute-Birmingham

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,741
9.22% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,314
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
381
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.6%
74 Graduates

About

Fortis Institute-Birmingham is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Medical Assistant (80 degrees awarded), HVAC Maintenance (47 degrees), and Medical Insurance Specialist (23 degrees).

In 2022, 224 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Birmingham. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (187 degrees), 7.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $14,741, which is $−200 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $14,741, which is $−201 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,314.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Fortis Institute-Birmingham received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,741
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was $14,741. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $−201 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$28,314
2022 Value
33.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fortis Institute-Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,314. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Birmingham grew by 33.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,980
Room and Board
$1,237
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was of $10,980 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 35.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,237. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Birmingham received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.53%
2019 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was 5.53%, which represents 100 out of the 1807 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a total enrollment of 381 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 381 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74% Black or African American, 13.9% White, 6.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.787% Asian, and 0.525% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.6%) and White Female (8.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 381 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 381 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

25%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was 25%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    282 enrolled students
  2. White
    53 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    23 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 74% Black or African American, 13.9% White, 6.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.787% Asian, and 0.525% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 84 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Birmingham. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (187 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is Medical Assistant (80 degrees awarded), followed by HVAC Maintenance (47 degrees) and Medical Insurance Specialist (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Construction (18 degrees), and Precision Production (9 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Registered nurses (1,395,243 people), Medical & health services managers (151,153 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,776 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Construction (18 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Construction (18 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,483,160 people), Outpatient care centers (237,927 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,755 people), Offices of physicians (202,251 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (131,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Construction (18 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fortis Institute-Birmingham.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 80 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was Medical Assistant with 80 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

70
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
154
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, which is 0.455 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (154).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in HVAC Maintenance, which is 14.7 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in Medical Assistant. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Fortis Institute-Birmingham completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    187 degrees awarded
  2. White
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (187 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

0.893% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    132 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    55 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american female (132 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (55 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Birmingham employs 16 Instructors. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Female Instructor (10), and Male Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 7 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.71M
2022 Salaries
0.481%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a median of $2.71M in salaries, a 0.481% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$897k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a total of $897k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was Instructor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees, Management with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was Female Instructor with 10 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fortis Institute-Birmingham.

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