Fisher College

118 Beacon Street, Boston
MA, 02116
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

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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
1,287 students
Fisher College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,295 students
832 students
Fisher College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 741 students
1,021 students
Fisher College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Fisher College sch enrollment Fisher College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Fisher College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Fisher College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Fisher College Black (2006-2012)
% White
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 $5,890. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $26,775 $5,890
Fisher College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $26,775 $10,050
Fisher College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 64%
Fisher College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 840
Fisher College sat total (2010-2012)
SAT Reading 420
Fisher College sat reading (2010-2012)
SAT Math 420
Fisher College sat math (2010-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 18
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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