Fisher College

Fisher College is a private college in Boston, Massachusetts. Fisher also has satellite locations in North Attleboro, Brockton, and New Bedford. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Fisher College
MottoUbique Fidelis (Everywhere Faithful)
TypePrivate, Nonprofit, Independent
AffiliationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges
Endowment$30.4 Million
PresidentDr. Alan Ray
Students2,560 (Including Accelerated and Professional Studies) [1]
ColorsBlue and White


Fisher College was founded in 1903 by Myron C. Fisher and Edmund H. Fisher under the name Winter Hill Business College. The curriculum developed at the time emphasized vocational preparation, a tradition that has strongly influenced the college's mission over the years. In 1910, the name of the institution was changed to Fisher Business College. The original campus was located in Somerville, Massachusetts and was moved to the current Beacon Street location in 1939. The Beacon Street site is featured on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.[2] During the 1940s, the college was split into two separate entities: The Fisher School for Men and The Fisher School for Women. In 1975, the Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established. Today, the Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies (DAPS) offers degree programs at their Boston, North Attleboro, Brockton, and New Bedford locations. In 1998, the college established an Online Division. That same year, the college's Day Division became co-educational.

This building is currently under study by the Boston Landmarks Commission.


Name of President Tenure
Myron C. Fisher 1903–1935
Sanford L. Fisher 1935–1970
Dr. Scott A. Fisher 1970–1981
Richard A. Boudreau 1981–1984
Brian Donnelly 1985–1986
Christian C. Fisher 1993–2001
Dr. Charles C. Perkins 2003–2007
Dr. Thomas M. McGovern 2007–2017
Dr. Alan Ray 2017–Present
*Gaps in terms denote interim presidencies.

Satellite campuses

In addition to Fisher's main campus in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, the College has three other physical campuses within Massachusetts that offer DAPS programming. Fisher's Brockton campus is the most recent location addition, opening its doors in 2011. The North Attleboro and New Bedford campuses have been operating since 1997.


Fisher College offers a Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Leadership, Bachelor's and Associate degrees, and certificates. The acceptance rate at Fisher is 70.2% with rolling admissions. Tuition fee for students is $28,645, excluding Room and Board. Room and Board is approximately $15,459.

Student demographics

In the fall of 2015, the population was 828 students, excluding Accelerated and Professional Studies enrollments. The student body is approximately 48% male, 52% female. For the 2015-2016 academic year 55% of students were from the Massachusetts area, 16% from the New England area, 17% international, and 12% from other U.S states.

Clubs and organizations

Fisher College is dedicated to providing students a diverse collection of opportunities for creative expression and self-actualization. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is responsible for the oversight of a variety of student clubs and organizations, including:

  • The Bacchus Network
  • Charles Viewer. The Charles Viewer is a student-run literary publication.
  • Cheer leading Club
  • Common Good Club, the community outreach and service program on campus.
  • Commuter Student Association
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Early Childhood Education Club
  • Falcon Activity Board & Street Team
  • Fashion Club
  • Golden Key
  • Golf Club
  • Hospitality & Tourism Club (HATS)
  • MARCO, a Marketing and Communications club.
  • Multicultural Club
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Phi, Honor Society)
  • Psychology Club
  • Running Club
  • ROTC
  • Ski and Ride Club
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Spectrum Club (LGTBQIA)
  • Student Government Association
  • Yoga Club


Fisher College teams are known as the Falcons. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing as an Independent institution in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). The Falcons formerly competed as members of the American Mideast Conference[3] and the Sunrise Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, soccer, and softball.

Notes and references

  2. "Back Bay East". Boston Women's Heritage Trail.
  3. Mahoney, Larry (June 17, 2011). "UMFK, UMPI, UMM leave NAIA for new association". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved July 2, 2011.

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