Fisher College

Private college in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Fisher College
Former names
Winter Hill Business College (1903–1910)
Fisher Business College (1910–1935)
Fisher Business School (1935–1944)
Fisher School (1944–1952)
Fisher Junior College (1952–1957)
MottoUbique Fidelis (Everywhere Faithful)
TypePrivate college
Endowment$30.4 million
PresidentSteven Rich (interim)
Students1,591 (Including Accelerated and Professional Studies) [1]
Location, ,
ColorsNavy, White & Gray
Sporting affiliations

Fisher College is a private college in Boston, Massachusetts. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


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.


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 2017–2020
Steven Rich 2020–
* 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.

Student demographics

118 Beacon Street, the college's main entrance

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.


The Fisher athletic teams are called the Falcons. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an NAIA Independent within the Continental Athletic Conference since the 2012–13 academic year. The Falcons previously competed in the American Mideast Conference[3] during the 2011–12 school year and in the Sunrise Conference from 2002–03 to 2010–11.

Fisher competes in ten intercollegiate varsity sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and volleyball.


  1. ^ Fisher College US News Education
  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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Coordinates: 42°21′22.08″N 71°04′26.67″W / 42.3561333°N 71.0740750°W / 42.3561333; -71.0740750

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