Roxbury Community College

Tel: (617)427-0060
2,554 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 2,554 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Roxbury Community College is one of 8 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 75 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Roxbury Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 75 staff
61 staff
Roxbury Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,554 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,554 students 1,315 students
Roxbury Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Roxbury Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 883 students
815 students
Roxbury Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,671 students
1,061 students
Roxbury Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Roxbury Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Roxbury Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Roxbury Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Roxbury Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Roxbury Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Roxbury Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Roxbury Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.74 0.70
Roxbury Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,962 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,266 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,962 $5,590
Roxbury Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,266 $10,086
Roxbury Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
Roxbury Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Suffolk County, MA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,175 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.