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700 York Rd
Towson, MD 21204-9840
p. 410-337-5155
w. www.fortis.edu

Fortis Institute-Towson

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Fortis Institute – Towson was formerly known as Medix School Towson until it was merged into the Fortis family in September of 2011. Since then, it has provided opportunities in several high-demand medical fields to accommodate the community’s growing healthcare needs. Students take part in classroom learning with many hands-on experiences, and the institute provides job placement programs in order to give graduates access to their network of potential employers.


The institute has several programs for students to enroll in. All classes provide hands-on training with plenty of experience for an entry-level job in one of the following medical fields:

  • Dental Assisting – provides training for patient care, office administration, and laboratory work. Students will learn to work with a dentist as patients are being treated.
  • Massage Therapy – Students will be taught Swedish massage and deep-tissue, along with other current techniques to relieve stress and sore muscles from patients.
  • Medical Assisting – Here, students will learn to effectively manage a physician’s office, learn computer tasks that keep the office running, and even assist with clinic work alongside a physician.
  • Medical Office Assisting – Enrolled students will gain the knowledge needed for managing bookkeeping, billing, and records to help keep a physician’s office running smoothly.
  • Pharmacy Technician – Graduates will have the ability to prepare and fill prescriptions under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

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Recent high school graduates or GED earners are welcome to apply. Applications can be filled out online and then a personal information sheet must be filled out. Once the institute accepts these forms, it is time to meet with a representative who will go over your options and complete the enrollment process.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are not awarded by this school, but their Financial Aid Office will assist in helping to fill out forms and putting together aid packages. All students should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify for any federal grants or loans. State and private funding are another option for students to pursue if needed.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3488th for the average student loan amount.
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Additional School Information

The institute provides students who are about to graduate with some excellent resources for job placement. The school has numerous employment sources who are looking for graduates to fill their entry-level positions, and the Career Services Center is there to be a liaison between the student and employer. Career Support Services will help students polish up their resumes and prepare them for interviews.


Accreditation is provided by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.09
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.09

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Towson, MD 21204-9840
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population20,157 (20,157 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,109 (2.12 people per house)
Median Household Income$56,058
Families3,543 (2.84 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 1, but less than 2 academic yrs
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2402

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 248 7 1 1 183 24 471
Dental Assisting/Assistant 66 2 1 36 5 111
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 14 1 22 37
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 41 1 19 1 62
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 127 4 106 18 261
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 46
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A

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