Fisher College

Fisher College

Fisher College is a private, co-educational college in Boston, Massachusetts. Myron C. Fisher and Edmund H. Fisher founded the college in 1903, and it was initially known as Winter Hill Business College. Students are offered certificates, associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. Fishers College also has study abroad programs, army ROTC programs, honors programs, and internship programs. Areas of study include management, communication, human services, information technology, psychology, health care, and fashion.

Fisher College is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Sunrise Conference. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Fisher Falcons. Students participate in sports such as basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball. Financial aid is available for students in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and flexible payment plans. Students are also given merit scholarships such as the Fisher Honors Program Scholarship and the Fisher Merit Scholarship.

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Fisher College
118 Beacon St
Boston , MA 02116
General Phone: (866) 266-6007

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Fisher Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management87business management, accounting, MIS, fashion merchandising
Liberal Arts38liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology24medical assistant, health service and sciences, medical coding
Medical Administration12medical records tech, medical secretary
Education and Teaching11early childhood education
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, executive secretary, business support services
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and safety
Law5legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Hospitality3tourism and travel
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Design0fashion design

Number of programs and degrees for Fisher in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree12519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years295
Bachelor's degree472

Fisher Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fisher had a total enrollment of 1,225 students (1,103 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 13%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 8%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire6%
Virgin Islands6%
New York5%
Rhode Island3%
New Jersey1%

Fisher Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 39 %

Fisher Room and Board (2007)

Fisher offers campus housing for 328 of its 1,103 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fisher Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Fisher Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,225
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,225
Room and board $ 12,250
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 1,950

Financial Aid:
Fisher participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 215000)

Fisher Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track817

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*5$57,136
Assistant professoracademic year6$51,89412$47,295
All faculty totalacademic year8$58,05817$50,189

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fisher Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunrise Conference
Baseball Sunrise Conference

Fisher Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Fashion/Apparel Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Fisher Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Fisher Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Fisher % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%Fisher Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Fisher Female % of student body
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Fisher % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Fisher % students 40 years or older
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Fisher Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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