Fisher College

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828 students
Private, non-profit
School Highlights:
Fisher College serves 828 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Fisher College is one of 8 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is Bay State College (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
College Fisher College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level 4 or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 78 staff
61 staff
Fisher College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 828 has declined by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 88% over five years.
Total Enrollment 828 students 1,296 students
Fisher College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Fisher College Student Staff (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
42%
3%
Fisher College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
6%
1%
Fisher College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Fisher College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 1.00 0.68
Fisher College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $28,645 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $28,645 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $28,645 $5,660
Fisher College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $28,645 $10,250
Fisher College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 323 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Fisher College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 500
945
Fisher College SAT Total (2010-2013)
SAT Reading 250
465
Fisher College SAT Reading (2010-2013)
SAT Math 250
480
Fisher College SAT Math (2010-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 8
20
Fisher College ACT Total (2010-2012)
ACT Composite 8
20
Fisher College ACT Composite (2010-2012)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Soccer,
Softball
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • It has been the tradition of Fisher College to serve the educational needs of different populations. In its Day Division, Fisher provides career and transfer programs in a small college setting. This division actively seeks a diverse student population reflecting a cross section of American and international cultures.
  • The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies offers degree and certificate programs both electronically and at locations in eastern Massachusetts to a broad spectrum of learners as well as to business and industry through courses, seminars, workshops, and training sessions. When it was founded in 1903, Fisher College emphasized vocational preparation for its first few decades. Since then curriculum plans and objectives have expanded.
  • In 1952, Fisher was approved as a two-year college by the Board of Regents of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, in 1957, was given degree-granting powers. In 1970, Fisher gained membership in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., with accreditation. Today, students from all parts of America and from numerous foreign countries attend Fisher's Day Division. In January 1999 Fisher College was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer the Bachelor of Science in Management Degree. In December 2009 Fisher College was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Today, the college offers a wide variety of Bachelor degree and concentration options, including Psychology and Criminal Justice. 

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Did You Know?
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Boston community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.81, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Boston is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.