Fisher College

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 to Fisher College is Bay State College (0.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Fisher College places among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty78 staff96 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fisher College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fisher College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment828 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:126:1
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# Full-Time Students-1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students-2,352 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
12%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
33%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
42%
7%
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Diversity Score0.700.59
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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 $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,645$26,142
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Tuition NotesRoom and Board is an
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$18,566$11,450
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,000
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Acceptance Rate64%62%
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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: 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. 

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Fisher College is Bay State College (0.3 miles away).
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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.