Roxbury Community College

  • 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 to Roxbury Community College is Bay State College (1.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Roxbury Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Roxbury Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty113 staff96 staff
Roxbury Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Roxbury Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Roxbury Community College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,393 students3,428 students
Roxbury Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:126:1
Roxbury Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students756 students1,076 students
Roxbury Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,637 students2,352 students
Roxbury Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Roxbury Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Roxbury Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Roxbury Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Roxbury Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Roxbury Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Roxbury Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Roxbury Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.59
Roxbury Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Roxbury Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$35,500
Roxbury Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,962 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,266 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,962$4,424
Roxbury Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,266$9,401
Roxbury Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%89%
Roxbury Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Roxbury Community College is Bay State College (1.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bay State College
    Bay State College Photo
    Private, for profit
    1,108 students | 1.70 Mi122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
  • Fisher College
    Fisher College Photo - Fisher College || Boston, MA
    Private, non-profit
    828 students | 2.00 Mi118 Beacon Street
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 236-8800
  • 474 students | 2.50 Mi215 First St
    Cambridge MA  02142
  • 841 students | 2.50 Mi10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  02110
  • Newbury College
    Private, non-profit
    874 students | 2.50 Mi129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA  02445
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Did You Know?
Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.