Fisher College

Tel: (617) 236-8800
School Highlights
  • Fisher College serves 828 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Fisher College is one of 6 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Bay State College (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Fisher College (MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level 4 or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 78 staff 90 staff
Fisher College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 828 has declined by 54% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 828 students 2,237 students
Fisher College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 26:1
Fisher College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students - 758 students
Fisher College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students - 1,479 students
Fisher College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% Asian
Fisher College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Fisher College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fisher College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fisher College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fisher College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Fisher College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Fisher College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.70 0.59
Fisher College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,400 -
Fisher College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $28,645 is more than the state average of $16,937. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $28,645 $16,937
Fisher College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81% 89%
Fisher College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $18,567 -
Fisher College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Fisher College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 64% 70%
Fisher College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 500 500
SAT Reading 250 250
Fisher College SAT Reading (2011-2016)
SAT Math 250 250
Fisher College SAT Math (2011-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 8 8
ACT Composite 8 8
Fisher College ACT Composite (2011-2016)


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Soccer,
Source: 2016 (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 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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