Fortis College was established in 1981 in Dayton, Ohio. Previously categorized under Vocational Schools, it is now known as Fortis College – Centerville. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Fortis Online represents the distance education division of Fortis College, a private post secondary for-profit institution established in 1969. The Fortis College system has 27 physical campus locations serving the educational needs of its students.

Prospective students can contact an Admissions Representative for assistance in going through the admissions process who can also provide pertinent information regarding the curriculum, services, policies and procedure. Applicants need to be a high school graduate or its equivalent. A sound financial plan is developed for each student through financial aid programs utilized from all possible resources such as Federal Aid, Grants and low-interest loans.

Online programs include various areas of study such as Nursing, Medical Technology, Dental, Health Care, Business and Professional Services, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, and Beauty and Wellness. Tuition and fee rates vary according to degree programs. The Financial Aid Office provides specific breakdown of expected annual cost. Student reviews would show that the personalized attention is ably provided because of the relatively small size of the school.

Fortis College is owned and operated by Education Affiliates. Some of its campuses are known as Fortis Institute. It aims to provide real world skills especially to working adults by means of its online system. The system features 24/7 availability, direct instructor feedback, group forums, easy-to-use interface and live chats, among others. It offers two new opportunities for online study in Hospitality Management and Internet Marketing.