Fisk is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Fisk is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Fisk Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Fisk Disability Services.
Fisk for the Military
While not a "service academy", Fisk does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Fisk for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Fisk University
Fisk offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Fisk University
Fisk has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 743 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 716 (96.4%). Part-time attendance was 27 (3.6%).
Fisk University is Ranked #2,165 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Fisk is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Fisk #2165 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Fisk University Competes in the NIAA
Fisk has a total of 76 student athletes, 31 men and 45 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$370,749|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$370,749|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Fisk University Athletics