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Fortis College-Columbus

Fortis College-Columbus is an Associate's college with 628 students located in Westerville, OH.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 628
Gender 10% Male / 90% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 89% 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 44%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 16%
Black or African American 35%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
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Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (83%), Surgical Technology/Technologist (16%), Medical Office Assistant/Specialist (0%), Medical/Clinical Assistant (0%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of office managers and other professionals, to perform routine administrative duties in a medical, clinical, or health care facility/system office environment. Includes instruction in general office skills, data processing, office equipment operation, principles of medical record-keeping and business regulations, medical/clinical office procedures, and communications skills.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of hemostasis, and patient and team scrubbing.

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.
Surgical Technologists
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Administration & Faculty

Campus President Wynn Blanton
Campus President Peter Martinello
Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Full-time Faculty 18
Student : Faculty Ratio 33 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 55
Tenure Track Faculty 5
No Status Faculty 38
International Faculty 5

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,442 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $17,362
$30K-$48K $17,077
$48K-$75K $19,473
$75K-$110K $22,087

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,275, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $23,244 Same as On-Campus
Fees $3,116 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,427
Books $1,686 $1,686
Total (before financial aid) $28,046 $35,473

Students Receiving Aid

93% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 99% $11,857
Federal Scholarships/Grants 89% $5,022
Institutional Grants 59% $832
Other Federal Grants 59% $147
Other Loans 3% $19,788
Pell Grants 89% $4,925
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 47% $280
Student Loans 99% $12,466

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

19% of students graduated on time.

61% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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