Fisher College

School Highlights

Fisher College serves 1,662 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fisher College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty78 staff96 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fisher College has grown by 100% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Fisher College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,662 students1,839 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:122:1
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# Full-Time Students713 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students949 students1,249 students
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# Undergraduate Students699 students934 students
# Graduate Students14 students38 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
344400
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
6%
17%
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% Black
7%
15%
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% White
21%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
63%
10%
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Diversity Score0.550.70
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$35,500
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $28,645 is more than the state average of $26,554. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,645$26,554
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Tuition NotesRoom and Board is an
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$22,420$13,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate67%67%
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SAT Total Avg.500500
SAT Reading250250
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SAT Math250250
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ACT Total Avg.88
ACT Composite88
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Soccer,
Softball
Source: 2019 (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.�

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fisher College is Bay State College (0.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bay State College
    Bay State College Photo
    Private, for profit
    934 students | 0.30 Mi31 Saint James Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 217-9080
    0.30934
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private not-for-profit
    931 students | 0.50 Mi2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 449-7070
    0.50931
  • 474 students | 0.70 Mi215 First St
    Cambridge MA  02142
    (617) 218-8000
    0.70474
  • 1,237 students | 0.90 Mi10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  02110
    (617) 951-2350
    0.901,237
  • 12,522 students | 1.40 Mi250 New Rutherford Ave
    Boston MA  02129
    (617) 228-2000
    1.4012,522
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For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,554 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.