What are some facts about Fisher College?


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Fisher College is a private, non-profit college in Boston, Massachusetts that grants associate and bachelor's degrees. It also grants a master's in business administration. Founded in 1903, its other campuses are in Brockton, New Bedford and Attleboro, Massachusetts. It has regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The college is dedicated to educating military service people.

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Some of the school's associate degree programs are business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, fashion merchandising and health information technology. Bachelor's degree programs include advertising, computer forensics, hospitality and public relations, as well as standard liberal arts subjects.

Fisher's Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies has eight-week semesters and part-time, evening, weekend and online courses. Many of the same programs as the regular day programs are available.

College enrollment as of fall 2015 is 1,875. Women make up 73 percent of all Fisher students. Tuition for the 2015 – 2016 academic year is $28,942. The school accepted almost two of every three applicants for admission.

The 300 students who live on the Fisher College campus reside in historic brownstone townhouses. Many other students commute to classes.

The average freshman retention rate is 62 percent as of 2015. However, the four-year graduation rate is only 24 percent.

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