Fisher College

Tel: (617)236-8800
1,930 students
Private not-for-profit
School Highlights:
Fisher College serves 1,930 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more 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 (0.3 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
59 staff
Fisher College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,930 teachers has grown by 57% 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,930 students
1,282 students
Fisher College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
22:1
Fisher College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,229 students
810 students
Fisher College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 701 students
1,017 students
Fisher College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Fisher College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Fisher College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Fisher College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
12%
Fisher College Black (2006-2013)
% White
33%
57%
Fisher College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Fisher College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
42%
3%
Fisher College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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. 0.49 0.53
Fisher College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,575 is more than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,575 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,575 $10,260
Fisher College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 323 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Fisher College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 63%
78%
Fisher College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 840
945
Fisher College sat total (2010-2013)
SAT Reading 420
465
Fisher College sat reading (2010-2013)
SAT Math 420
480
Fisher College sat math (2010-2013)
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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