Fisher College

Tel: (617)236-8800
2,036 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Fisher College serves 2,036 students (64% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 31%.
Fisher College is one of 8 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is Bay State College (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

Fisher College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,036 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,036 students
1,303 students
Fisher College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,295 students
836 students
Fisher College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 741 students
1,046 students
Fisher College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Fisher College sch enrollment Fisher College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
7%
2%
Fisher College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Fisher College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
17%
12%
Fisher College Black (2006-2012)
% White
69%
67%
Fisher College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Fisher College sch ethnicity Fisher College sta ethnicity
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. 0.49 0.45
Fisher College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $26,775 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $26,775 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $26,775 $5,940
Fisher College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $26,775 $10,072
Fisher College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 64%
78%
Fisher College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 840
940
Fisher College sat total (2010-2012)
SAT Reading 420
465
Fisher College sat reading (2010-2012)
SAT Math 420
475
Fisher College sat math (2010-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 18
20
Source: 2012 (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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For Boston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,956 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Boston is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.