Fortis College Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
(251 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
45% of 251 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 251 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Nadine - 7/26/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"I went to Fortis College Phoenix for Dental Assisting and it truly changed my life. I am now attending for Dental Hygiene 5 years later. It gave me direction when I didn't have any. Class sizes are small and staff truly cares. Some teachers can be a little frustrating with lack of organization or aloofness if you will, but the majority have priceless experience and knowledge of the field. Would recommend!! Only you can change your life."
2.1 out of 5 stars
annonymous - 7/25/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I received my associate degree in dental assisting- graduating in 2014. I would like to say that it's been great ever since- but it hasn't.! It's cost me an arm and a leg- and unfortunately none of my credits transfer anywhere. I've wanted to go back to school, and it will put me EXTREMELY in debt if I do. The school is incredibly over priced for what they offer. It was easy breezy curriculum- however they do not have the best reputation. Taking the plunge to college is a tough decision- especially when it comes to loans- and they are very pushy to take your money. They do not appreciate their students. (Fortis Cuyahoga falls)"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 7/18/2016
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"I hope people read these reviews and actually take in what is all said. I regret ever enrolling to this school. I am currently in the lpn program at the Centerville location. The instructors are basically non existent and don't know what they are teaching. Students fail classes and are told if it's close enough to a passing grade all they need to do is "file a complaint about how you should've passed" and magically you move on and have a higher test grade than what was earned. They can't keep clinical sites, they have us drive an hour to do 3 hours clinicals, at a place that has nothing to do with nursing to begin with. You get charged for things you never get to use, such as sims lab, scrubs you didn't order, extra books. I'm not generally one to complain or make complaints but it's getting worse and worse as time goes on. I am in my 3rd quarter and credits don't transfer anywhere or I'd be gone. Good luck to all of you on your future. -A-"
Robert L Anders, DrPh, FAAN - 7/25/2016


I can certainly appreciate your concerns and as shared our goal is to assist all students in being successful in their educational program. Unfortunately in some situations this is not always possible. To make an informed decision that might be reflective of the experience of the majority of students I encourage you to obtain from the Ohio Board of Nursing web site the current NCLEX pass rate for the Practical Nurse program. You can also find the historical data regarding pass rates. Again I am sorry to learn of your experience and will be glad to discuss with you your observations.

Robert Anders

VP Nursing

Robert L Anders, DrPh, FAAN - 7/22/2016

I am very sorry to learn that you had these challenges at this school. Please know what you experienced is not our expectation. I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss your experience so together the issues impacting your education can be identified and corrected.

Robert L Anders

VP of Nursing

1.3 out of 5 stars
Don't do it - 6/17/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Avoid this college for your own good. They only want your money. They will not help students be successful. They have teachers that just show up and mindless spit out information for a couple hours and then tell you to "know everything". After you pay for your seat they stop being nice because they have your money. The dean also doesn't care. Whole classes go to the dean with teacher issues and just get brushed off as stupid angry students. The campus in Pensacola is where all of this happens. I urge you to find another way to get your education."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 6/10/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"What a joke from the beginning until I left. Lied to by my admissions person who forced me to start while my child was in the hospital. Told i was getting degree and really only a diploma. and the teachers are rude and offer no help which counselor said I would get again lied. Financial girl is unorganized and no help what so ever kept loosing my paperwork. Only wanted my money Don't waste your time or money. now attending a real college"
5.0 out of 5 stars
PN student - 5/27/2016
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great program! Instructors are willing to help students in anyway possible. Small, caring, with a great learn atmosphere. I would highly recommend the LPN class because they are at night. It has been a great experience and I am looking forward to continuing to my RN at Fortis College"
Robert L Anders, DrPh, FAAN - 6/15/2016

I am concerned that it appears you had a less than satisfactory experience with one of our Fortis schools. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss your concerns so together we can explore options to support you in your educational efforts.

Robert Anders

1.0 out of 5 stars
Somedisappointedgirl - 5/26/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have never been ashamed of anything as I am in this school. I can't describe the disappointment. The schedule is always changing. The "teachers" just read from slides without even trying to get you to understand, if you ask a question they'll have to look it up or ask you to google it!!!! Ridiculous response for the amount of money they charge. They lie about credentials. Anytime I had an issue they would refer me to "Susan" who obviously hates being bothered with issues, probably because she knows the truth and can't say it. The president there is a JOKE, absolutely no help at all, he gets defensive about any issues and says that we're grown adults and need to learn to deal with the unknown! Unbelievable. Let's discuss clinicals, shall we? Waste! Maternity clinicals are held at a church feeding the needy. All others are at a nursing home where we just sit and do homework the WHOLE time while the instructor tries to sell you keychains that she makes to raise money for her bike runs! She talks inappropriately to the students and shares pictures that should never be seen in the first place and she complains about the school!!! The "education" is nonexistent. Look at their pass to fail ratios, pretty sad that the boards had to come in and the instructors had to cover their butts and blame the students by saying we weren't willing to learn!! I can go on for days, but I hope you get the point. Please do your research if you plan on going to the Centerville campus. Good luck and I wish you the best."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Angela - 5/17/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"People please do your research when entering this types of schools I know you want a faster degree but this people are mainly their for money I feel bad for them that they have to push students into getting to their school please go to mdc or fiu where there are real college AMD university schools or Broward .Don't go for the easy way because this schools will put you in debt."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Aaleeyah - 5/14/2016
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2010
"This school is a rip off they are only interested in money not students success. Schools like this should be closed. Once You are sitting in that seat the niceness switch is turned off and there is no real effort to support you in finding employment."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Student currently attending Baton Rouge Campus - 5/11/2016
Degree: Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 2017
"I feel that this school is a rip off. It cost like 39,000 for the full 2 year program. The teachers here are extremely rude and disrespectful to their students. We have talked to the dean about it, he doesn't care to do anything about it, we talked to our directors of our individual programs, they do nothing. \its a shame that you invest so much money and time to go there, but is under stress everyday. There are certain teachers who don't like to answer questions and some that do not know the material at all. But the constant yelling in our faces like we are children, slamming doors in our faces is ridiculous. You can make great money in this field, but the treatment you get at this school is unacceptable. Every group have complained about the same thing from surgical techs, radiology techs, and etc. I have seen teachers quit, even personnel who worked in the offices because they didn't like working here. If I would have known this school was like this, I would have never attended here. Please invest your money some where else because this school only see people as a price tag, and not as a student to help further their education. I am an A student, but am so stressed about attending certain classes because of the treatment."
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