Fisher College

Tel: (617)236-8800
1,930 students
Private not-for-profit

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School Highlights:
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Fisher College serves 1,930 students (63.68% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
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Fisher College is one of 8 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
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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.
Fisher College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 78 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,930 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,930 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,229 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 701 students
1,017 students
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
33%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
42%
3%
% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,575 is more than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $27,575 is more than the state average of $10,325. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,575 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,575 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 323 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Percent Admitted 63%
79%
SAT Total Avg. 840
945
SAT Reading 420
465
SAT Math 420
480
ACT Composite Avg. 18
20
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?
For Boston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,175 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Boston is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.