Fortis College-Richmond in Richmond

Richmond, VA

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Overview

Fortis College-Richmond offers 39-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 29.5% are women, and 70.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Fortis College-Richmond is 19886$, that is above national average. 51% of full-time Fortis College-Richmond students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $23,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Fortis College-Richmond is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$19,886
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Fortis College-Richmond students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,570
$30,001 - $48,000$19,671
$48,001 - $75,000$22,640
$75,001 - $110,000$25,360
$110,001+--

Finance

Charges:

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  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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15%

Types of financial aids

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276 of Fortis College-Richmond undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Fortis College-Richmond number 96 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Virginia.

Students at Fortis College-Richmond awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$23,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Fortis College-Richmond.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate

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51%
BELOW AVERAGE

Fortis College-Richmond graduation rate is below the national average.

51% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Fortis College-Richmond completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Fortis College-Richmond is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Fortis College-Richmond the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Fortis College-Richmond and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Fortis College - Richmond

The campus located by 2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A address in Richmond, Virginia.

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Fortis College - Richmond in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Fortis College-Richmond with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Fortis College - Richmond is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Fortis College-Richmond offers 39 programs in total: 21 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 15 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 174 universities in Virginia state. Fortis College-Richmond is one of the few institutions in Virginia that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Virginia state average data to help you compare.

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Fortis College-Richmond provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 799 students with 23970 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Fortis College-Richmond

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I graduated from there in 2012 as a MA I'm at ECPI now getting my LPN and none of my credits would transfer. Dont go there!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I enjoyed Fortis College and the education I obtained there. The faculty and staff were so awesome, most supported the students and wanted us to succeed! I am glad I went there and enjoy working with the degree I know I deserve! I am Laura L Kreaps, RN, WCN. I miss you all!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My experience with the school has been very positive. I read some not so good reviews but like everything, there are two sides to a story. This school and the program I am in is a smaller program so the classes are smaller, but it allows for more one on one and better instruction.The instructors in my program truly care about the students and are in close contact with us to be sure we are doing okay. Tutoring is available for students that are struggling (Ive used it a few times). The main thing is that you need to come to class and do the work or you will get behind because some classes move fast. But if you are having problems talking with the instructors will help because then they know how to help you or can point you in the right direction.Overall the school is a good choice and I don't regret choosing it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This college was by far the worst I've dealt with in all my education, career, and life. From Kaplan U, Ashford U to UofA, and Air University....the staff at this school are unprofessional to say the very least. All 3 women my son and I dealt with from beginning to end, which included the financial aid director, were the worse of all. Words cannot express the frustration. Please do not get sucked into the pressure of signing the loan document, it is meant for potential students who have no other option and meant to cover you when FAFSA caps out.This school is out for your money rather than helping you succeed or trying to understand your financial situation and assisting you in making the best decision for your future.The drop out rate is extremely high. My son attended and had only 2 students left in class once the others had been dropped. Then another student left, which then only one student remained. Two instructors then combined a class, which only had 2 students total attending. There is a reason this is happening.Communication.....there is definately a lack of this between students, instructor and other staff members.I can go on and on with negative comments but I feel I've said enough.Make the right choice. Most courses at this school are not accredited nor your best option.Good luck with your future endeavors.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I was enrolled in the nursing program (ADN) and later found out it was not accredited. Upon enrollment, I was told it was accredited. If you make it to graduation in the nursing program, good luck in transferring your credits to an accredited BSN program. The nursing program has a high drop out rate, high teacher turn over rate, and doesn't use best practices in preparing their students to become effective nurses. All the reasons why a board of peers will not accredited the program. BEWARE of this program, there are many nursing programs in Virginia that provide quality instruction and reputations that will guarantee academic success.If you are looking for quality instruction, caring teachers, modern equipment, and a climate that fosters academic success; then Do Not Enroll Here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A

Place: Associate's--Private For-profit

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +8043231020

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: fortis.edu

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