Fortis Institute Reviews

2.34 out of 5 stars
(135 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
31% of 135 students said this degree improved their career prospects
30% of 135 students said they would recommend this school to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Esther Story - 11/8/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Fortis Institute - Pensacola has been a surprising blessing in my life. I decided to go back to school and learn a trade that would help my family when my husband decided to retire from active duty. I entered the medical assistance program and was immediately embraced by the teachers. They are strict with rules and attendance, dress code and behavior. But they definitely care about their students and their success. They are willing to stay after class, help with extra skills, and give extra instruction when it is needed. I graduated the medical assistant program in May 2018, was hired by the local hospital as PRN staff in June 2018, and immediately applied for the nursing program. I am now in my second term in the nursing program and am being challenged weekly to stretch my mind, reach outside my comfort zone and work hard to achieve what I want. The staff on the nursing side of the school is amazing! Professors offer tutoring, answer all the questions we have, and give plenty of their own time to make sure we succeed. Nursing is now ACEN accredited at Fortis - Pensacola! I am thrilled I found this place!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rob - 11/7/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2018
"It was great experience. I enjoyed the students, they have a great community and everyone always helped each other. The teachers pushed you to excel and gave all the resources to do so. The experience made me WANT to come to class. There was never Not a minute that we weren'g learning something new."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Nanette - 11/7/2018
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated from the Practical nursing program at Fortis (Port Saint Lucie) this year. The Professors were dedicated to the success of the students and helped me to achieve my goals. There were many changes through the year, for the better. Ultimately my experience was a good one, because I worked hard to make it that way. I graduated Valedictorian and am proud of my achievements."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lindsey D. - 11/7/2018
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I went into the dental assisting program not knowing anything dental related but left LOVING it and feeling completely confident. I was immediately hired at my intern sight following completion of my program at Fortis and am currently still employed! Teachers were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and confident in our abilities to follow through with procedures and patient care. The entire facility was always professional and helpful."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Nan - 11/6/2018
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018
"Going back to school at 44 was a big decision for me and my family. I began the Practical nursing program, and through hard work and support from family, Fortis professors and staff I was able to experience and accomplish my goals. "I graduated Valedictorian! I showed myself and my children, nothing is out of reach!""
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kaycee Luttrell - 11/2/2018
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2019
"Great environment! The professors are very knowledgeable on the subjects and want you to succeed. I was well prepared for externship. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. The environment is very family like and every one is welcome at forts institute......"
1.8 out of 5 stars
Mark - 11/1/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2018
"This place is terrible. We barely do anything in class and the teachers do not care if youre getting a proper education. Its all about getting your money. They have the audacity to make you pay for certifications AFTER youve spent 18k on an absolutely pitiful excuse for an education. Avoid this school at all costs."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Heather Smith - 10/24/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I wish I could go back and start my education at Fortis Institute (Pensacola). After wasting a year and a half on a waiting list at a State College, taking pre-requisite courses and being deferred even though I had a 3.65gpa and passed the entrance exam, I visited with admissions at Fortis and went straight into Nursing courses within 3 months! My Associate of Science in Nursing program is hybrid so I can take classes online and on-ground, which has allowed me to work some as a student. The career services department even helped me get a nurse intern position when I completed health assessments that was 100% flexible with my school schedule. I have had clinical assignments at Sacred Heart, Baptist, and West Florida Hospitals and have had numerous RNs tell me that they prefer Fortis graduates. Fortis maintains a 88-90% pass-rate for the NCLEX-RN and is ACEN accredited! All of my gen eds were transferred into Fortis and as I am nearly a graduate (Yay!) I have already spoken to Denver College of Nursing and Chamberlin College who accept 100% of my Fortis credits to go straight into my BSN. My only regret is not calling Fortis first."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Joe Gannon - 6/6/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Fortis made promises that never kept once they got their money i didn't exist said job would pay 35k and that there were more jobs than people to fill still no job there placement helped in no way called daily always said no jobs was very upset with this as i was not working"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Courtney Gamble - 5/10/2018
Degree: Radiology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I started the RT program in November 2018 with 8 students in my class. Since then the entire class has dropped. We signed up with the agreement that we would be able to get everything we needed to sit for the registry. This school knew prior to our enrollment that they wouldnt be able to accommodate us in the hospital setting. Due to poor direction from the department head at fortis JPS is not taking on anymore students from fortis. We signed up ended false pretenses. The president of Fortis Grand Prairie lied to my whole class countless times to keep us there so the school could keep collecting money. This program is $45,000. Its a scam! They dont care about you or your education. The program director told another teacher she was going to purposely fail 3 students so they accommodate us to be able to go to the 4 clinical sites they havent managed to lose yet. Without a hospital you cant get the necessary comps you need to sit for the registry. Do not waste your time or your money!"