• Getting to know a college should be about more than majors and dining hall menus. At Fisher College, it`s about our faculty and administrators knowing your name - and you knowing ours. Through Fisher, you`ll find the world in Boston.Our students benefit from a personalized education path, mentorship from professors and an amazing range of experiences inside and outside the classroom. We want to see you enjoy yourself, grow into a more thoughtful and powerful individual, expand your horizons, and go on to shape our world at the very best companies and organizations across the globe. It all starts here.We are Fisher College - it`s nice to meet you. 

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 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,628 students
  • Private-state tuition: $35,013
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Fisher College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fisher College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
4 or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Public
Total Faculty
78 staff
290 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
40
40

Student Body

The student population of Fisher College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Fisher College diversity score of 0.91 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,628 students
2,732 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
670 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
881 students
1,580 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
160 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
699 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
77 students
42 students
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MA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
927 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
22 students
22 students
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MA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
344 students
443 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
14%
16%
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% Black
12%
13%
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% White
19%
55%
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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%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.91
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
21%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.58%
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,400
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $35,013 is more than the state average of $30,266. The private state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$35,013
$30,266
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Tuition Notes
Room and Board is an additional $17000 per year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,437
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,107
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
69%
77%
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SAT Reading
250
482
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SAT Math
250
470
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SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
8
20
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Criminal Justice Club, Drama Club, Fashion Club, LGBTQ Community
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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: 11/14/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fisher College cost?

Fisher College's private state tuition is approximately $35,013.

What is the acceptance rate of Fisher College?

The acceptance rate of Fisher College is 69%, which is lower than the state average of 77%.

What sports does Fisher College offer?

Fisher College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Fisher College's ranking?

Fisher College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,628 students
  • Private-state tuition: $35,013
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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