Fisher College Overview
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Fisher College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Boston makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Fisher College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Fisher College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Fisher College student 4.3 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Fisher College Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Fisher College is ranked #350 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Fisher College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#32||Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#37||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fisher College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Fisher College has earned from around the web.
|#8||Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools||College Factual|
|#15||Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#36||Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools||College Factual|
|#93||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
|#147||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools||College Factual|
|#148||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Fisher College?
Contact details for Fisher College are given below.
|Address:||118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116|
How Do I Get Into Fisher College?
You can apply to Fisher College online at: myfisher.fisher.edu/cafeweb/tapestry?service&page=ApplicationBostonDay
Admission Requirements for Fisher College
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Fisher College?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
Average Test Scores
About 59% of students accepted to Fisher College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 410 and 530. Math scores were between 410 and 530.
Can I Afford Fisher College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Fisher College, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $7,260 a year. That adds up to $29,040 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Fisher College is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Fisher College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 108 graduate students at the school.
Of the 605 full-time undergraduates at Fisher College, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fisher College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||96|
|Hispanic or Latino||141|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Fisher College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at Fisher College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Fisher College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fisher College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Fisher College
The following table shows how Fisher College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#16||#16|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||#19||#19|
|Health & Physical Education||#67||#67|
Online Affordability Rankings of Fisher College Rankings
The following table shows how Fisher College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Finance & Financial Management||#67||#67|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#69||#69|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#70||#70|
|Communication & Journalism||#73||#73|
Online Growth Rankings of Fisher College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fisher College was 5.8%. This is the #1,524 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fisher College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fisher College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health Sciences & Services||20%|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||27%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||25%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fisher College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fisher College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||#10|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||#69|
|Design & Applied Arts||#72|
|Finance & Financial Management||#126|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#159|
|Health Sciences & Services||#161|
|Communication & Media Studies||#178|
|Human Resource Management||#253|
|Communication & Journalism||#282|
|Computer Information Systems||#332|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#396|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Fisher College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||6||0||36||34||76|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||14||4||17||0||35|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||1||0||28||0||29|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||25||0||2||0||27|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||15||1||0||0||16|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||1||0||14||0||15|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||0||13||0||13|
|Computer Information Systems||2||0||5||0||7|
|Human Resource Management||0||0||6||0||6|
|Health Sciences & Services||5||0||0||0||5|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||2||2||0||0||4|
|Health & Physical Education||0||0||4||0||4|
|Finance & Financial Management||0||0||3||0||3|
|Design & Applied Arts||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Robert Chriss under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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