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Fortis Institute-Scranton

Fortis Institute-Scranton is an Associate's college with 464 students located in Scranton, PA.

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Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 464
Gender 15% Male / 85% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 88% Full Time / 12% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 82% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 78%
Multi-racial 0%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other (39%), Dental Assisting/Assistant (27%), Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant (23%), Dental Hygiene/Hygienist (9%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians or laboratory scientists or technologists, to perform waived testing procedures (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988), phlebotomy, and other duties in support of laboratory teams. Includes instruction in clinical procedures, various laboratory tests, laboratory mathematics, computer technology, equipment operation and maintenance, sterilization and safety, communications skills, and interpersonal skills.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Assistants
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Any instructional program in practical nursing, vocational nursing, and nursing assistants not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Nursing Assistants
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Administration & Faculty

President/CEO Duncan Anderson
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 13
Student : Faculty Ratio 19 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 23 : 76
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 86.3% accepted of 445 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $27,642 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $27,892
$30K-$48K $29,109
$48K-$75K $31,474
$75K-$110K $32,345

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $23,935, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,459 Same as On-Campus
Fees $3,507 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,071
Books $1,824 $1,824
Total (before financial aid) $27,790 $34,861

Students Receiving Aid

87% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 99% $3,659
Federal Scholarships/Grants 82% $4,847
Institutional Grants 1% $3,022
Other Federal Grants 19% $217
Other Loans 27% $3,085
Pell Grants 82% $4,796
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 21% $2,976
Student Loans 99% $4,501

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

9% of students graduated on time.

51% of students graduated in six years.

60% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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