About Fisher

Welcome to Fisher College  

A Doorway to Boston, a Bridge to the World

At Fisher College, a private not-for-profit institution in Boston, we believe that college should be more than just higher education—it should be a life-changing experience, an introduction to a much larger world of possibilities, knowledge, and expectations. For more than a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing students with the tools they need to compete successfully in today's challenging economy.  Though built around the liberal arts, our majors and graduate programs reflect our expertise in practical fields like management, accounting, fashion merchandising, criminal justice, biology, information technology, and cybersecurity, to name a few.  We believe in educating students through close intellectual engagement with our faculty, meeting together in small-group classroom settings, or with industry and business leaders through internships, guest lectures, and site visits.  We take full advantage of the educational resources of Boston, a city rich in both history and culture and a center of intellectual ferment, entrepreneurship, and scientific advancement. 

Whether you  are a traditional-age undergraduate studying on our beautiful Boston campus, or an online learner seeking a bachelor's or master's degree or certificate through our Graduate and Professional Studies division, our faculty and staff are committed to providing an educational experience that prepares you for a lifetime of success and satisfaction in your field of choice.  Contact us today and start discovering your future at Fisher College.

Our Mission

Fisher College improves lives by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and professional pursuits.

Our Vision

Fisher Knows Boston's Business.  Fisher will become the college of choice for young people and adults eager to utilize the vibrant commercial and professional resources of Boston to pursue higher education. Fisher will draw on the rich resources of this thriving historic city to prepare its students to enter the most in-demand professions, anywhere in the world, and succeed.

An Outstanding Pre-professional Education.  Fisher will position itself to become one of Boston’s leading bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institutions, by offering strong academic programs and internships that are highly valued by potential employers. The increasingly close connection between student learning and professional employability will come to characterize a Fisher education.

Highly Dedicated Faculty.  Fisher will become known for its faculty’s dedication to providing every student a unique education. Faculty will work closely with their students to understand and guide their aspirations, help them master academic content, acquire professional skills, pursue internships, meet potential employers, and assist them in applying to graduate school.

Innovative Teaching Methods.  Fisher will embrace academic innovation for its students at every point in their professional development. Fisher will grow its online and hybrid learning capacities, increase the number and career-relevance of its internships, and provide employer-relevant programs to both degree-seeking students and cohorts of employees, working by itself or in partnership with other organizations.

Civically Engaged.  Fisher will become known for its commitment to civic engagement and establish itself in the media and the public eye as an important intellectual resource. Fisher will become a site where civic, business, government, and academic leaders come together to address economic and social problems and explore issues and opportunities that impact Boston, the region, and the world.

Our Values

Student Success.  Fisher values its students above all. Every plan the College makes and every action it takes must advance the education and promote the success of its undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty as Teachers and Mentors.  Fisher values its faculty for their great talent and commitment to teaching. Through close student-faculty interactions, Fisher‘s faculty strive for teaching excellence that reflects and respects the unique interests, needs and abilities of their students.

Diversity and Civility.  Fisher values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to transformative learning, and encourages its students to share their cultures and ideas through curricular and co-curricular activities and dialogue. In the midst of difference, Fisher affirms the value of mutual respect and civility as important to sustaining a healthy learning environment.

Transparency and Open Communication.  Fisher values the meaningful involvement of its community members according to their roles, interests, and abilities. Because meaningful involvement implies knowledge of relevant facts, the College values transparency and open communication among all members of its community.

Financial Responsibility and Sustainability.  Fisher values the freedom to chart its own future with a minimum of financial constraints. To enjoy this freedom to the fullest, Fisher acts with great financial care and prudence, mindful it is the steward of others‘ trust and treasure, and always putting its students‘ interests first.

Service to the Larger World.  Fisher values advancing the common good through civic engagement, community service, environmental stewardship, and the public discussion of ideas. Fisher has a special, historical obligation to be a point of access to higher education for the people of Boston, especially first generation students and students from underrepresented groups.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion means we welcome and embrace differences. It means we are building a community that is fully committed to being inclusive, representative, respectful, equitable and socially responsible. It means that we are preparing our community to make and impact in a diverse, rapidly changing and interconnected world. It means that our mission can only succeed with the talents and varied backgrounds of those that are here now and those that may join us in the future.

Our Future