Fortis College Reviews

  • 294 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,481 - $16,812
44% of 294 students said this degree improved their career prospects
31% of 294 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 5/28/2024
  • Degree: Nursing
"Fortis college in cuyahoga falls is a joke! How their instructors teach is like they pulled them off the streets. They make me feel like I’m not good enough. You can complain about any concerns and nothing gets done about it. I wouldn’t not encourage anyone to attend this college. It is not worth it! My mentality has changed so much where I feel so down about myself and they do not care. The instructors have no idea what they are doing and you will teach yourself the whole way through. Last semester I had an instructor who quit last minute and caused us to not have an instructor where we sat in a classroom for hours with no lecture or anything. We were supposed to have clinicals that same semester and kept canceling because we didn’t have instructor. We don’t get the hands on we need. We don’t get the proper education we need to take care of people as nurses. I know I will be a great nurse but if I was going into a hospital and my nurse told me she went to fortis college I will ask for a different nurse or go somewhere else. Horrible school! I don’t know how they still have their doors open!"
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2024
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"Fortis College has significantly helped me work towards my career!! The staff is incredibly dedicated and works hard to fix any problems and make this program the best possible. The instructors don't just teach students, they go above and beyond to provide support. Prior to even starting the program, we had financial aid meetings, which made it incredibly easy to apply for the necessary aids. I left that meeting with no questions, and really appreciated the organization and structure dedicated to making it easier on students. I was nervous because while I have another degree, and a military background, this was my first time going through an admissions process alone. Communication could not have been clearer, and the staff really helped to lower any stress I had with the process. I would recommend this school to others because everyone works together to help the students pass and graduate with all of the necessary knowledge to be successful. Whenever problems arise, I have learned I do not need to worry because the Fortis staff is sure to figure it out!"
Unsatisfied Student
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Anywhere you go you will have issues however, this school is very expensive and if you are in the nursing program, you are going to teach yourself more than you will be taught. You will also be expected to already know everything about nursing when you get to your last term. If it is not taught due to staff, that is still on you. If you do not know things, you will be talked down to. Treatment is dependent on who you are and no matter how many times you voice your concerns, you are ignored. You can pass all of your classes and make great grades but when you get to the end if you fail the check off, that is unrealistic and almost impossible to pass, you will have to pay to take the whole class, lab and sim over again. Sim is supposed to be a resource but this school makes it a requirement and you pay for it but can't give you the hours for you to learn what they expect you to know. If you have a job, kids, spouse, or family, I would not recommend attending here. They say it is for working adults, but that is not true. Some instructors will even tell you that if you work, you will struggle and may not pass."
Current Student
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"First of all, I'd like to say, "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SCHOOL"!!!!! Is it hard? YES? Anything worth getting in Life is hard. My Professor is the Best! I HATED Science prior to this school, Now It's fun, and I enjoy learning it. I am a 20 year LPN and School is that much harder for me. Since I've been here life has been life, but with the support I've received from each and every staff member I know I'm in the right Place. Although Financial aid was a little struggle for me, and I didn't qualify for a lot due to having my Bachelor's, but they Still worked with me. Yes they do remind you when your payment is due, but it's not like You weren't aware (I was praying for a miracle), LOL! God made a way. I always believe that if there was 1 who did it, that means it's doable, so I await my turn. Each and Everything I learn, helps me in my career now in becoming a better LPN. For example, Auscultating BS starting in the RLQ because sounds are...(Professor A). From a new found love for Peppermints, to the Amoeba Sisters, the Hugs, the push, the bags of candy when I need it, The Pictures on the wall as a constant reminder of What I have to look forward to, and last Dean Fox, and President Myvett the absolute Best. I'm so Grateful for the opportunity to be here."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Only concerned about the money. Administrative staff is a joke. Many better and cheaper nursing schools in Columbus. Thoroughly check out everything about the school including RN pass rate and if school is fully accreditated. Waste of time and money."
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2023
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"This school is all about MONEY . They do not care about the students. You literally will be teaching yourself if you come here . The financial aid office is unorganized and charging for things they dont give to you . The Dean is unreliable and has a very nasty attitude. I will be calling the news station about this school soon! Enough is enough something needs to be done ."
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2023
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Fortis College was one of the best academic experiences I ever had. The teachers were caring, firm but fair. When I attended my father was dying of cancer which caused me to miss class sometimes. My classmates and most of my teachers were accommodating during that difficult time. Needless to say I graduated with my grades in tact and a job under my belt. I tell anyone and everyone go to Fortis they will help you. I have since referred my Niece to the dental Assisting Program and she is working for the same dental practice as I do. We have great jobs with great pay because of Fortis College!"
Don’t do it
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is ghetto, unorganized, and unprofessional! None of the staff want to do their job and they don’t have a clue to what is going on!! This is a “for profit” school which essentially means they jack up the tuition unnecessarily and you’re left with a hefty student loan! Just go to community college or a trade school!!! DO YOUR RESEARCH! The Richmond campus no longer has a dean! She just up and left us without a word! Now everyone is acting clueless just like her replacement! No one ever answers the phone or emails back!!!"
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2023
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"The communication is not very much professional. The late or no responses to email , texts or calls with the director of Dental Assisting is a huge mess. The dean doesn’t want to do his job at all. The dean does everything the teacher say . No questions asked and the student is always wrong in the dena eyes. It’s not a safe environment for others . The paperwork is never in order . All that school cares about Is a check nothing more or less ."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I have completed all of the coursework for the medical assistant program but, having difficulty with the last six weeks which is externship. They can’t find a site for me and I’m afraid of being dropped because of this. I have a 3.8 GPA and 98%attendence"
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT IGNORE THE BAD REVIEWS. This is by far the worst school I have ever heard of and attended. I convinced myself I could ignore the reviews because, "It is only a year," and I regret this decision! Most of the "instructors" were confused and clueless on the materials. I personally witnessed them being corrected by students when they were teaching new material incorrectly on SEVERAL occasions. For the cost of the program, this should not be tolerated. The last semester I attended there, 2 of my professors quit in the middle of a term, as well as the Dean. I am understanding that life happens, but there was no one to help facilitate the transition. Because of the changes in teaching styles, we were left to basically teach ourselves all the material. Occasionally, the instructors would show or discuss the tests ahead of time because they were aware they did not teach the materials. I spent one entire 12 hour day of clinicals with a pet turtle talking about one of the instructors personal lives. My final straw occurred with the financial aid department. For months, I had been emailing the person who set up all of my financial aid with no responses. I then received a slip at the beginning of class one day stating that I would be dropped from my classes if I didn't make a payment. I went to the financial aid office and explained that I had been trying to reach out to make payments and when I said this, the main person over the financial aid department LAUGHED AT ME. The immense level on unprofessionalism from this program is intolerable. I fully believe this program SHOULD NOT exist. I wouldn't even expect this nonsense from a program if it were free, let alone for the insane amount you spend per term here. DO NOT GO HERE!"
Former Grad
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"The centerville campus is an absolute mess. The administration staff do not value respect and are too lenient on students who are disruptive! Instead they applaud them for their inconsiderate behavior. Absolutely absurd being as we are in school to be nurses and must maintain a professional respectful demeanor. I would never recommend Fortis to any of my colleagues or friends. Implementing Respect and holding students accountable should have a high standard at such an expensive school!"
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2023
  • Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
"I attended Fortis I didn't graduate but I had to put a graduation date on here or I couldn't submit my review Fortis wasn't right for me due to alot of factors which I rather not go into detail about it but my experience wasn't bad it just wasn't a good fit for me personally but I did enjoy the small classrooms so it was okay."
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I go to fortis at Richmond Virginia . I’m in the 2nd mod and the teacher for clinical always late grading then blames the students. Teacher won’t give me assignments ! What kind of teacher does not give work to their student. I will never recommend the program . The other staff they great and students ."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am sorry to see so many bad reviews. I graduated from the nursing diploma program at Fortis located in Cuyahoga Falls in 2010. I have been working as an LVN since 2011. I passed the HESI and NCLEX on my first attempts. All of my graduating class went on to pass the NCLEX and have great careers in nursing. I am highly skilled, make good money and have been doing well in my career since. I moved across the country and in comparison to some other LVN graduates where I live now I seemed to have learned and know more in comparison to the LVNs who went to school here. I had no problem with my teachers overall or my clinicals or classwork. The only thing that bothered me is one of my teachers tried to talk me out of going into hospice nursing when I was asked about what field I wanted to work in. I have been a hospice nurse now since 2011 and it's the best thing I ever did and I make excellent money having so much experience in that speciality. Shame on that teacher for doing that. Other then that overall I've been satisfied with my degree."
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"If I could give this school 0 stars I would. I would not recommend this school to anyone , they will do and say whatever to get you into the program. Once you are enrolled you are nothing but a payment plan for them. This board of nursing needs to seriously take a hard look at how this school nursing program is ran. They will mysteriously say that you need to make up clinical hours when you did them but they somehow lost your hours. The teaching staff do not care about their students at all!! Do not attend this school you will be wasting your time. I should have listened to the reviews."
Evelyn Sims
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I attended Fortis College in Columbia SC and that was the biggest mistake I'll could have done. They don't have real instructors only student that trying to teach only after getting MS certification and some of the instructor never worked in the health care field at all. They only concerned about getting your money don't care if you get anything out of your courses THEY JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY. THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT THE SCHOOL IF YOU REALLY TRYING TO GET A HIGHER EDUCATION 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬"
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wish there was an option to give zero stars Fortis College in Cutler bay is an absolute joke they purposely overwhelm the students to set them up for failure because the school makes more money in having you repeat the course several times. They have an exit exam where the professors WILL NOT properly prepare the students and if you don't get a score of 900 is an automatic failure for the whole class meaning that the student will have to repeat the semester. This exam is nearly impossible to pass because of this way over half of the class fails the exam and has to retake the class over and over again. DO NOT GO HERE it is a trap to steal your money!!!"
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This school makes false promises but what they fail to advise is that after failing 3 classes in the course they will kick you out of the school without any credits being transferable. They also have a preparation course a the end that will also be graded and is pass or fail if you fail then your 2 yrs will have been wasted as you cannot do anything about it. There is also online courses which have their own dean and they are completely unreasonably when it comes to passing or working with your schedule. If you are a point off of the passing grade you will still FAIL!"
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I honestly feel like you shouldn’t even waste your time or money . they don’t care about you at all they just want the money ! your education doesn’t matter to them . They don’t even get you ready for the work field . Teachers are lazy it’s just awful please don’t go !"