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1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
p. 617-427-0060
w. www.rcc.mass.edu

Roxbury Community College

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Situated on 16 acres of land, Roxbury Community College (RCC) offers 27 degree programs as well as 11 certificate programs within four divisions: business technology; nursing/allied health; liberal arts; and, math and science technology.

RCC provides an associate of arts degree program in the following areas of study: broadcast media, visual arts, theatre, social science, pre-nursing, pre-engineering, musical arts, international business, English, general education, physical science, mathematics, business administration, biological science, arts and humanities, and environmental management & pollution prevention. The associate of science degree program offered can be earned through the following disciplines: office administration, nursing, microcomputer applications, criminal justice, early childhood, web technologies, computer science, business management, accounting, computer information systems, and, network security administration. In addition, RCC offers several certificate programs in a variety of fields of study including allied health, paralegal studies, bookkeeping, office technology—word processing and training, CAD mechanical drafting I, computer information systems, microcomputer applications, hospitality operations, and, computer network administration.

RCC also offers an honors program for academically challenged students, dual enrollment for high school students wanting to get a jump start on higher education, as well as continuing education and online classes for students with busy schedules seeking a flexible learning environment. For adults interested in finishing up their high school education, RCC offers a GED program.

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Roxbury Community College (RCC) serves a wide range of students including, degree-seeking, international, and transfer students, as well as students seeking certificates, high school students, and working professionals.

To be admitted to RCC, prospective students must follow these steps:

  • Fill out and submit an admissions application form along with a $10 non-refundable application fee for Massachusetts residents; a $35 non-refundable application fee for out-of-state residents (certified check or money order only)
  • Send transcripts (high school and prior college)
  • Take assessment tests
  • Schedule student orientation
  • If enrolling in one of the health science programs, students must send proof of immunizations against the following diseases: mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, and tetanus

International students should check RCC’s website for detailed admissions instructions or contact the International Student Advisor directly.

Financial Aid

Roxbury Community College (RCC) offers several financial aid options for qualifying students including grants, scholarships, loans, work study programs, private loan financing, and tuition payment plans.

All students are required to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance by the following semester deadlines: fall/spring semester—May 15; and, spring only—November 1. Note: Summer financial aid is offered on a limited basis.

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Roxbury Community College’s campus is divided strategically to assist students with their college needs. The main campus consists of five buildings, including the student center, administration, academics, media arts, and the track and athletic center. The Roxbury campus consists of the another six buildings which house the classrooms, science and computer labs, the Learning Center, library, student bookstore, an on-campus day care center, a theater, music, dance and art studios, student lounges, student activities, and small group meeting rooms.

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Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region XXI, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Teams supported by RCC include men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s indoor track & field, cheerleading, men’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s soccer. The mascot is the Tigers.

In 2000, the men’s basketball team took the title for the Division III National Championship.

Information Summary

Ranks 86th in Massachusetts and 2888th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 11 0.40
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.15
Robbery 5 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.29
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.15
Arrest 1 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population10,842 (10,842 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,041 (2.62 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,658
Families1,892 (3.25 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2507

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3788th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $624 $624 $5,928
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $3,338 $3,338 $3,338
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $153 $153 $374
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,862 $4,862 $10,166
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,162 $12,162 $17,466
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,362 $5,362 $10,666

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,962(N/C) $3,962(N/C) $9,266(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,800(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,428 $1,550
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,428 $1,550

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 164 40 7 1 16 86 314
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 2 6
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5 2 2 6 15
Biotechnology 2 3 5
Business Administration and Management, General 5 4 1 5 15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 7 1 4 12
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 3 1 4
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 19 8 6 33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 1 4 14
Engineering, General 2 3 5
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 84 19 2 1 1 37 144
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 4 1 4 9
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 3 1 1 2 7
Office Management and Supervision 2 1 3
Physical Sciences
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 15 1 4 11 8 39

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1796th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,542 ($68,303 male / $58,651 female)
Number of FT Faculty 49 (20 male / 29 female)
Number of PT Faculty 126
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $1,494,567

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