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Fisher College Online

Fisher College was founded by two brothers, Myron and Edmund Fisher, near Boston in 1903 to give immigrants the opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs. It has since expanded to offering more than 20 undergraduate degrees to its nearly 2,000 students online and at its brick-and-mortar campus. Fisher College has received recognition for its online programs, as the Online Education Database ranked it 12th in its list of The Best Online Universities.

Programs Offered

Fisher College offers a wide variety of associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as professional certificates online and at its campus in Boston. The associate degrees include business administration, accounting, early childhood education, fashion design, justice studies, and health information technology. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree can get a degree in communication and media studies, human services with a concentration in early childhood education, public administration, marketing, and accounting. Those wanting to boost their resume can get either a medical assistant or a medical coding certificate. Only the medical assistant certificate and associate degree programs aren’t available online.


Fisher College has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ Commission on Institutions of Higher Education since 1970.


Incoming freshman and transfer students need to submit all relevant transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and complete the online application form to apply to the college. On its website, Fisher College says it reviews each application file on an individual basis and that all submitted materials are taken into consideration, with the key element being if the student has “demonstrated the potential to graduate.” That being said, National Center for Education Statistics indicates the bottom 25th percentile of accepted students scored a cumulative 730 on the SAT and 17 on their ACT exams.

Admissions Contact

Fisher College

Admissions Office (or whatever they call their admissions office)

118 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 236-8818


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