Roxbury Community College

Tel: (617)427-0060
2,393 students
Public institution
  • Roxbury Community College is an urban college, which has both the expectation and obligation to serve, with excellence, communities with predominately minority and recent immigrant populations. With the belief that all students admitted to Roxbury Community College can learn, be trained and reach their educational objectives, the mission of Roxbury Community College is to provide, through its degree, certificate and student development programs, instruction and personal growth experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning, employment, good citizenship, and ethical conduct. In addition to serving the learning needs of the Greater Roxbury area and surrounding communities, Roxbury Community College has chosen to focus on mathematics, nursing, science and technology.
School Highlights
Roxbury Community College serves 2,393 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Roxbury Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is The New England Institute of Art (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Roxbury Community College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 113 staff 90 staff
Roxbury Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,393 has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,393 students 2,021 students
Roxbury Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 26:1
Roxbury Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 756 students 758 students
Roxbury Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,637 students 1,479 students
Roxbury Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Roxbury Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Roxbury Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
15%
12%
Roxbury Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
49%
11%
Roxbury Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
5%
61%
Roxbury Community College White (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Roxbury Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
29%
8%
Roxbury Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.59
Roxbury Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,962 is less than the state average of $4,178. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,266 is equal to the state average of $9,266. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,962 $4,178
Roxbury Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,266 $9,266
Roxbury Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 89%
Roxbury Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Roxbury Community College is a comprehensive, urban, student-centered, open-access community college providing higher learning opportunities for all who may benefit. The primary mission of the College is to serve the needs of a diverse Greater Roxbury area and the surrounding Boston metropolitan communities. Roxbury Community College offers quality post-secondary higher education learning opportunities in developmental academic skills, the liberal arts and sciences, career and transfer programs, workforce development, and private and public sector training. Roxbury Community College grants associate degrees and certificates, affording its students a solid foundation for college transfer, employment, professional advancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Roxbury Community College is a dynamic academic institution engaged in preparing students for the educational and workforce challenges of the 21st century. We offer a vibrant learning environment in which you can earn an Associate degree, a Certificate, or merely take classes to advance life-long learning. To help you achieve your goals, we have an outstanding curriculum, excellent advisors, exceptional tutoring and writing centers, transfer services, and a state-of-the-art Academic Computing Center. The College is governed by a board of eleven trustees composed of business and civic leaders appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, two alumni (one elected by the alumni and one appointed by the Governor), and one student elected by the student body. The Columbus Avenue Roxbury Crossing Campus includes six buildings housing classrooms, specialized science and computer laboratories, the Library and the Learning Center, an onsite Day Care Center, a student bookstore, the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, a 500 seat theater, music, dance and art studios, a new food service court, snack machines and dedicated spaces for student activities, quiet games, student lounges and small group meeting spaces. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.