Fisher College

School Highlights

Fisher College serves 1,628 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Fisher College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Fisher College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse FieldsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty78 staff285 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Fisher College has grown by 96% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Fisher College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,628 students2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:110:1
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# Full-Time Students670 students1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students881 students1,228 students
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# Undergraduate Students699 students1,184 students
# Graduate Students77 students59 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
344400
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
14%
20%
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% Black
12%
15%
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% White
19%
48%
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% Two or more races
14%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
39%
7%
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Diversity Score0.760.70
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $32,500 is more than the state average of $29,755. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,500$29,755
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Tuition NotesRoom and Board is an additional $17000 per year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,339$11,900
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate69%70%
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SAT Reading250482
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SAT Math250470
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ACT Total Avg.88
ACT Composite88
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2020 (or 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 Graduate and Professional Studies Division 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.

Profile last updated: 08/10/2021

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