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History and Today

RCC's History

Years of dreaming and planning came to life in 1973, when Roxbury Community College (RCC) opened its doors on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. Over the past 50 years, the College has moved locations, welcomed new students, launched new programs, and developed innovative student support services. While much has changed since 1973, the overriding mission of the College has not – RCC is and always will be a beacon of affordable, quality education, welcoming all.

The Library’s contain documents related to RCC’s reach history, along with a timeline of major events over the past 50 years. Visit the 50th Anniversary Exhibit in the digital archives to learn more about the rich history of the College. 

campus construction
dudley house announcement with ed markey and interim president jenkins-scott

News & Events

RCC's 50th Anniversary year will be filled with opportunities to celebrate the past; however, the College will continue moving forward, launching new programs, student support services and other initiatives focused on our mission of making a college education attainable to all.  Visit the News & Updates section of our website for the latest news on all things RCC, and visit our events calendar to learn more and save the dates for all upcoming College events! 

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