• 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 1,200 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,962
  • Out-state tuition: $9,266
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Roxbury Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 290 teachers has grown by 156% over five years.
Roxbury Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
290 staff
290 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Roxbury Community College has declined by 49% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Roxbury Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,200 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
335 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
865 students
1,580 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
103 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
335 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
865 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
443 students
% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
17%
16%
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% Black
62%
13%
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% White
11%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.93%
3.78%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,962 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% 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
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,266
$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$12,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
77%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Roxbury Community College cost?

Roxbury Community College's tuition is approximately $3,962 for In-State students and $9,266 for Out-State students.

What is Roxbury Community College's ranking?

Roxbury Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Least expensive tuition and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,962
  • Out-state tuition: $9,266
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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