Fortis College-Smyrna in Smyrna

Smyrna, GA

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Fortis College-Smyrna offers 34-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. 43.1% are women, and 56.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Fortis College-Smyrna is 20543$, that is above national average. 53% of full-time Fortis College-Smyrna students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $26,900, 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-Smyrna 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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$20,543
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,254
$30,001 - $48,000$21,809
$48,001 - $75,000$23,729
$75,001 - $110,000--
$110,001+--

Finance

Charges:

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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494 of Fortis College-Smyrna undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 77 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Fortis College-Smyrna number 96 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Georgia.

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

Salary After Attending

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$26,900

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

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

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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-Smyrna.

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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53%
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Fortis College-Smyrna graduation rate is above the national average.

53% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Fortis College-Smyrna 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 indicator 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 picture. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Fortis College-Smyrna is 21:1, that means that for every 21 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

21:1
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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-Smyrna 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-Smyrna 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

The campus located by 2108 Cobb Parkway address in Smyrna, Georgia.

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Fortis College 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-Smyrna with 0.32% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Fortis College are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Fortis College-Smyrna offers 34 programs in total: 19 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 12 - 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 180 universities in Georgia state. Fortis College-Smyrna is one of the few institutions in Georgia 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 Georgia state average data to help you compare.

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Fortis College-Smyrna provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1088 students with 32640 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Fortis College-Smyrna

Overall Rating:

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So excited about being a student here. Not only am I learning, I actually gained about $1000 worth of quality household appliances, snacks and clothing via the Life Foundation. Thank you for the blessings.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I am currently a student here in Fortis. I’m in the welding broken into my 3rd module, and so far it’s been the best experience I’ve had. My instructor Jennifer Johnston is the best at what she does. Being on her class is awesome the welding program is awesome.

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Welding Program - My son recently graduated from Fortis in the Welding program. First of all, he began by attending the school in its old location on Cobb Parkway in 2015. That started out great, but then the instructor suddenly left and the classes became overcrowded when the Lawrenceville campus was closed (as some other reviewers mentioned). My son loved it for the first three months, but became discouraged after after the changes and eventually dropped out.He went back to check out the school in the new Cobb Parkway location, as he still had a desire to work as a welder. There have been a number of positive changes. New dean, new instructors, better equipment, better space. He re-enrolled in the early summer of 2017 to complete the program. He excelled this time and actually applied for and got a job as a welder before he'd even graduated from the program. He's now working as a welder in Carterville and loves it. He was started at almost $19/hour with great benefits and will get a raise after the first 90 days.The school isn't perfect, but if your interest is in welding and you apply yourself to that program, there is virtually 100% employment for qualified welders. As I told my son when he started, it is one job that is needed everywhere, cannot be outsourced, and has more people retiring from it each year than graduating to fill those positions. We first found out about the program from a friend whose son graduated from it. When he finished, he filled out his job placement information on a Wednesday and had five job offers on that Friday. That was three years ago and he is a happy, working welder today too.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I attended the basic and advanced courses here and it was absolutely wonderful. the instructors were very knowledgeable and willing to help. Career services connected me to companies who were looking to hire immediately. I will be attending the Paramedic course here also. just all around happy with the school and program i chose.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I moved from another state to attend school here. Had it not been for the recruiter who basically toured the school and SOLD it to me (Ms. LG), I wouldn't have come given the fact that there are several forums all around the Internet with TERRIBLE reviews. The teachers are cool. One of my favorites quite mid-mod, left the students hanging, and we had to be taught by the program director who gave us little to no work for the remainder of the class. Everyone passed with an A average, of course. I had a work study job while there. Things got fishy when the gal over work study and the new dean pulled me out of class to say some things weren't right with my paperwork and are trying to blame me for it WITHOUT proof, like there is any. I am currently suspended for the next 24 hrs until they decide if they want to kick me out over BS that isn't in my control. Something weird is beginning to happen with this school. We went without a dean for a good amount of time, everyone who worked in financial aid was suddenly "no longer with us" in terms of working there, teachers are quitting, etc. Maybe the reviews I read early on are true, this school may really be crappy. I'm in the DA program. My tuition didn't even lower in price and I have TRANSFER CREDITS from elsewhere. Tuition was still sky high after being told my credits would bring it down. I asked both my recruiter and my financial aid advisor why the price didn't change. Their answers, "Because it just didn't go down." What kind of foolishness is that? They are moving to another location in September. Hope that makes their system better.9/2017 - Luckily, I was able to find a better school a week after this occurred and still finished within the same time frame I was given at Fortis. I got hired on externship and have been in my field since March of 2017. Lost one thing and found much better. Now off to begin dental hygiene courses. Not here, by any means!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2108 Cobb Parkway

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +7709800002

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: Fortis.edu

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