Fortis College Reviews | GradReports (2023)

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Associate 2.08
Dental Assistant Associate 2.41
Dental Assistant Certificate 2.41
HVAC Certificate 2.8
Laboratory Technician Associate 2.95
Laboratory Technician Certificate 2.95
Licensed Practical Nurse Associate 1.59
Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate 1.59
Massage Therapy Certificate 4.34
Medical Assistant Certificate 2.08
Medical Office Administration Associate 2.78
Medical Office Administration Certificate 2.78
Nursing Associate 1.82
Nursing Certificate 1.82
Pharmacy Technician Certificate 2.42
Surgical Technician Certificate 2.85
Welding Certificate 2.88

Student & Graduate Reviews


  • Reviewed: 10/5/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
  • Graduation Year: 2023

"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
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"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 !"

"Richmond campus….Don’t wast your time. Don’t let that admission test make u feel like u made it because it’s bs. The clinical instructor is the worse. She pick and choose who she wants to pass the dosage test after failing it. They are able to shave points for who they want. Waist of money and time…"


  • Reviewed: 6/16/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"Personally I had an overall good experience, I don't agree with some of the things they do like the HESI they don't really prepare you for it, but overall the professors I had were great. They don't teach everything but you have to put in effort into reading the book and PowerPoints, they can't just hand you the answers. I like that my professors were really helpful and available to help me when I needed it. I only had 2 professors that weren't great but the rest were so amazing and I learned a lot. I'm grateful for them."


  • Reviewed: 5/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"AWFUL SCHOOL. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Instructors don’t teach the information you need to know. 80% of the graduating classes since Covid have FAILED. 3 people in class of 30 passed NCLEX, all others failed. The teachers will hold your information needed to take the NCLEX unless you do after graduation testing and go back to school for 5 weeks. They do not care about students, only their passing rate. They are MEAN and not supportive. There is a reason in 2 years all teachers have left but 3. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!"


  • Reviewed: 1/4/2022
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"This college is the worse college ever ! A Complete scam ! They lack communication, you can email teachers even the dean and they NEVER respond but would be on canvas sending out announcements. Was suppose to have a pinning ceremony WE DIDN’T they won’t even tell me when I would receive my diploma. I wouldn’t recommend this school to ANYONE ! stay far away ! Teachers do NOT teach they don’t prepare you for anything. I literally taught myself everything that I know! They had us complete “swift river” in place for clinicals because of Covid stated that the state boards approved of us completing swift-river assignments just for us to finish the program and they say we have to complete all the clinicals we did swift-river for. Didn’t receive any hands on experience in any labs or sims. The clinicals we did attend they used us as CNAs ! If you go to this school GOOD LUCK ON THE EXIT HESI they don’t prep you for it at all and you only get 2 chances."

Kyonna Jones

  • Reviewed: 12/29/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2010

"The worst school ever. I attended over 10 years ago and then it was a horrible school. Every new quarter we had a brand new teacher who literally just started days prior and was thrown in the class. When it was time to graduate the advisor for student services quit and many of us were not placed with an externship and I had to go to places that didn't even hire Medical Assistants or use them in daily work. They were initially Bohecker College and halfway through the program we found out they were bought out by Fortis. No organization or communication. Now I am trying to receive my transcripts and the turnover rate has not changed. I have been waiting for over two months for my transcripts and the fee has been paid for two months. I have emails showing all my correspondence and they do not care or not know how to do their job. I WOULD NEVER IN LIFE TELL SOMEONE TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL."


  • Reviewed: 12/16/2021
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"This school is a scam. They have some great instructors, but you don't get what you pay for. The entire year I was told I would graduate as a dental assistant with expanded functions but in reality you just graduate as a dental assistant, not certified or registered(according to the registrar). There were no guidance on what to do next. I wasn't told until the last week of school what our title would be and kept getting told we will discuss the matter later. Later never came. They tell you to email/text/call, but they don't answer. The things I've learned at that school was great, but it sucks that you graduate with the same thing you could have gotten at a community College in 3 months. Save your money."

"Don’t waste your time and money here. This nursing program is a joke. It’s a business not a school. All they care about is to get you in and get your money. The dean and staff are so hard to get a hold of yet expect things by a certain date. This school doesn’t know what they’re doing and they’re so unorganized."


  • Reviewed: 10/7/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"By far one the worst institutions out there. Literally is only there to take money from students. Please do your research on this place before looking into it. There’s a false advertisement on the graduation rate of students. They brag about having a 100% graduation rate but also purposely don’t mention they drop 80% of the starting class. They also aren’t accredited to the state so you can’t even transfer your credits over to another institution. Definitely not worth anyone’s time."

Tamar Jn-Baptiste

  • Reviewed: 10/4/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"this school is a joke!!!!!!! DO NOT GO TO FORTIS INSTITUTE. All they care about is your money. they bribe you at the beginning and they lie. and they don't prepare you for the exams, the HESI or whatever. I failed the HESI because they made us study the wrong materials. none of what we studied was on the HESI. And they just kick me out without a word. they are so unorganized, they will smile in your face and get all your money and they leave you dry. I EMAIL THE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL FOR AN APPPEAL AND HE SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DISCUSSS IT AS A COMMITEE AND HE WILL GET BACK TO ME . I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AFTER THAT.DO YOURSELF A FAVOR SAVE YOUR MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT WILL TREAT YOU LIKE A HUMAN BEING."

Marisa Meredith

  • Reviewed: 9/22/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2023

"Started here for nursing. All they care about is money pure and simple. I found two other accredited schools that will give you the same degree for more than half the price. They do not care about student’s education all they care about is money. Do not apply here go to a different school where you’ll have refunds each semester to help with monthly bills instead of getting another bill while in college."


  • Reviewed: 9/22/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"So this school is really a joke every teacher I have came across really don’t care about the students. I am not the type to joke around and bring my personal life in to school so I guess that’s why most of the teachers didn’t vibe with me cause I wasn’t unprofessional like other students but the fundamental teacher is a joke and she is racist and will make jokes about it in class the campus president is aware of the things she do and he don’t do anything cause she is the clinical director at skyline which is also a mess and disorganized. Most of the students complain and say they are teaching them self yet they stay and continue to waste time and money because none of the credits will transfer. I just finished my first year passed my exams and my grade was up to standard but they make you hesi out ok fine the thing Is the teacher claim they don’t know what’s on the hesi and you really can’t study or prepare for it and when you fail it it can drop your grade and cause you to fail the entire call and when I ask the campus president about it who is very rude and could give a dam about any student his reasons was so students take it serious and my response back to him was well can you prepare students for it. They have not teacher and open lab is a joke it a mess and it’s all about money so I decided to withdraw wasted my time and my money. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THIS SCHOOL NASHVILLE CAMPUS"

Never Again

  • Reviewed: 9/13/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"This place is a joke. They do not teach they just tell you to read the book. Staff is unprofessional and constantly turning over. We constantly go the dean who has no clue about how the program works and he does nothing. Campus director refuses to respond back when they are given bad reviews. The software they use never works, staff has no control over how tests are made. This campus has a massive dropout rate due its administration and its "policies".Save your money and your time and just go to a real school, not a joke like this place."

"Worst college experience I have ever had. I was bullied by the Dean of nursing who refused to adhere to my 504/IEP out of spite, left traumatized 50,000.00 in debt and no transferable credits. I found some of the best teachers here but they leave frequently do to job stress and incivility."


  • Reviewed: 8/22/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020

"This school is a joke!!!!! They tell you lies to get you into the door, all they want is your money. They lose instructors like crazy and the teachers have no idea what they are talking about or teaching. This school is so disorganized, they change schedules at a whim and the dean is literally living in another world. All this school wants is your money they don't care about the students at all! I got out after a year of them screwing up my financial aide all the time and talking to a bunch of students ahead of me and discovering how many people fail out of this school with massive amounts of debt. I even talked to the capstone teacher about the passing rate and finding out how many people didn't pass the class of the program and the teachers response was "they just want it enough, they didn't put in the dedication that they should have". I find it very hard to believe students who spent 2 years of their life going to this school and paying about $48,000 wouldn't want to pass the program. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL AND LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"


  • Reviewed: 6/25/2021
  • Degree: HVAC
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"The hvac program is a joke spent 20 grand just to get a book just to read in school everyday you could do that on your own did a total of 15 labs for a year of school, no hands on experience like they promised, don’t buy there tools either they jack up the price 300 to 400 bucks just buy some at Home Depot"


  • Reviewed: 6/24/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2013

"Honestly, my time on campus was great.. Graduated highest honors and landed my first job shortly thereafter... but for some reason and cannot figure out why, after 8 years after graduation, the school cannot provide me an official transcript to provide to a potential employer.. Where are my student records? I guess it doesnt matter since they got their money..or so it seems ......."

Jane doe

  • Reviewed: 5/31/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021

"If I could give 0 stars I would but I can’t. They lie to get you in the door and once you start you find out the credits do not transfer so you are basically a hostage to the school or you loose everything. They are unorganized, constantly change your schedule they change due dates and when you get to the last term after paying almost $50000 they have you do a final simulation that they say you have been training for you have not because they give you charts out of the dark ages and medications that do not even look at match up w drug books and then have you do so many crazy steps that are not real life. Then fail 75% of the students and make them retake the qtr again it’s ridiculous and if they need to be reported for all the lies. They career service lady just told us this fortis degree makes you ineligible for working at govt hospitals that was also never said before. Stay away from here they need to be shut down"


  • Reviewed: 5/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022

"This school is the worst school I have ever been to!! They literally teach you nothing and don’t care if you pass or not. All they care about is money. The Centerville campus in Ohio should be shut down because of how unorganized and unprofessional they are. I am paying 40,00 to learn nothing , I am having to learn everything off YouTube myself. I regret signing up for this school. Do not go here you will not learn a thing and will be over charged for an associates degree. The nursing Foundations class is a joke and you will also learn nothing there. The teacher teaches nothing and is unprofessional and doesn’t help you with any work or anything. She has not even taught us how to do blood pressures. She never taught about it and just told Is to practice on our partners and now wants to test us on something she has never even taught us in the first place, she is a terrible instructor and shouldn’t teach . The school is terrible , you learn nothing , you Have no resources , the teachers or dean doesn’t care about you at all. Save you money if you are in Ohio go to Honduras or Kettering I heard they are great and you learn a lot and the school is very good l."

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