2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$26,130

Net Price

72%

Admitted

9%

Enrolled

38%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Fisher College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,367. In 2021, there were 30 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #52 in Massachusetts and ranks #1337 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

30

Total Enrollment

1,367

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for Fisher College

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#52

Massachusetts Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Massachusetts, Fisher College ranks #52.

#1337

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Fisher College ranks #1337.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Fisher College offers General Psychology at the associate degree level. At the bachelor level, the university offers General Psychology. At the master level General Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021ASBSMA
General Psychology21515
Total Graduates21515
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,897 students applied to the Fisher College. The university admitted 72% and 9% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Massachusetts universities is 11,143. On average, all Massachusetts institutions admit 66% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Fisher College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 54%. Compared to all Massachusetts four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for Fisher College is 38%, compared to 69% for all Massachusetts universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 100%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare FC to Massachusetts Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Fisher College to the average of all Massachusetts four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

FC

2,897

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

9%

Percent Enrolled

54%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

38%

Graduation Rate

MA Colleges

11,143

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 46 or 30% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 105 or 70% part-time faculty members employed at Fisher College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 35 or 23%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

FC

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

30%

Percent Full-Time

70%

Percent Part-Time

23%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MA Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Fisher College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $32,500, and the average cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $26,712 and the average cost for graduate fees is $100.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Fisher College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Fisher College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$17,000
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,200
Total Living Expenses$20,200
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$32,500
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$2,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$54,700
In-State, Graduate Tuition$26,712
In-State, Graduate Fees$100
Total Graduate Expenses$26,812
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Fisher College is $26,130. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Fisher College to all Massachusetts universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

FC

$54,700

Cost to Attend

$14,980

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$26,130

Net Price

MA Colleges

$47,729

Cost to Attend

$20,502

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,230

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 184 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 743 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $14,980.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid743$14,980
Pell Grants580$4,473
Federal Student Loans817$6,273
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Fisher College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

FC

743

Grant or Scholarship Aid

35%

Grants or Scholarships

580

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

817

Federal Student Loans

38%

Federal Student Loans

MA Colleges

2,963

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,101

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,750

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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