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Accreditation

Roxbury Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org

 

For information on our upcoming accreditation visit, click here

 

Achieving the Dream

 

 achievingthedreamRoxbury Community College has been a member of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count since 2007. RCC is now an Achieving the Dream Leader College.

Goals of Achieving the Dream
Achieving the Dream is a multiyear national initiative to help more community college students succeed. The initiative is particularly concerned about student groups that have traditionally faced the most significant barriers to success, including low income students and students of color.
Participating institutions maintain high enrollment levels for these students while working to increase the percentage who complete coursework, advance through programs, and earn certificates and degrees.

Each institution identifies student populations that currently experience low rates of success, develops interventions to improve student outcomes, and measures changes in student success.

To gauge the impact of the initiative as a whole, all institutions document over time the percentage of low income students and students of color who accomplish the following:

  • successfully complete developmental courses and progress to credit bearing courses;
  • enroll in and successfully complete gatekeeper courses;
  • complete the courses they take with a grade of C or higher;
  • re-enroll from one semester to the next; and
  • earn certificates and degrees.

Ultimately, the initiative seeks to help more students achieve their individual goals, which may include obtaining a better job, earning a community college certificate or degree and/or attaining a bachelor’s degree.

 

About RCC

About RCC

Roxbury Community College is a co-educational public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. RCC's primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, "optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity." The college's goals are the result of ideas generated by and from the college community and reflect a response to the needs of the larger Roxbury community.

A community-based Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts works with the College's President to ensure that Roxbury Community College is an effective educational institution providing a strong vehicle for the community to grow and prosper.

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