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About RCC

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About Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a public institution of higher education offering associate degrees, certificate programs and lifelong learning opportunities to the Greater Boston community.  In 2021 the Department of Education recognized RCC as a Predominately Black Institution (PBI) making RCC the only PBI in the Northeastern United States. 

RCC offers 24 associate degree programs, 6 credit-based certificate programs, 13 non-credit professional certification programs, 30+ lifelong learning and fitness classes, and customized incumbent worker training programs.  The College hosts hundreds of civic and community events at the Reggie Lewis Center and Media Arts Center each year. RCC is committed to providing all learners with the academic and non-academic support required for degree completion and long-term success.  


Roxbury Community College (RCC) empowers the community through education that matters.


Roxbury Community College provides a nurturing environment, where all community members are welcome, regardless of past education. We transform lives through excellence and innovation, preparing our learners for active citizenry and success in a changing world.  


RCC Values

Deborah Adesiji
“None of my friends at four-year schools have met with the Mayor of Boston, or sat down with the Governor, or attended a board meeting. I get all of these opportunities, a challenging classroom environment, and lots of extracurricular activities for the price of $4,000 a semester. I also feel like my college is my home away from home—I know that everyone in the building is here to support me.”
Deborah Adesiji
Deborah Adesiji
AA in English, '20
Ozulumba Nduka Kelechi
“My quest for knowledge and skill coupled with a strong desire to positively impact the world led me to RCC: a college where hopes and dreams become reality. The faculty, staff, and my fellow students made RCC the best place for me. I see RCC not just as a college, but a citadel where leaders are made.”
Ozulumba Nduka Kelechi
Ozulumba Nduka Kelech
AA in Health Careers, '18, International Student from Lagos, Nigeria
Aeffia Feuerstein
“RCC is a very effective ladder and not a place you have to step on others to get ahead. People will support you, but you have to do the work. RCC has been a huge factor in grounding me.”
Aeffia Feuerstein
Aeffia Feuerstein
AA in Liberal Arts, '18

College Facts

RCC’s total economic impact is $148.9 million or 2,113 jobs supported. In return for their investment, students will receive $69.5 million in increased earnings over their working lives. This translates to a return of $8.40 in higher future earnings for every dollar students invest in their education. Students’ average annual rate of return is 31.9%. MA taxpayers gain $21.3 million in added tax revenue and public sector savings from RCC. 

recommend RCC to a friend

of RCC students would recommend the college to a friend or family member 

good or excellent

of full-time RCC students achieve academic success within six years


of RCC students are Boston residents 


of RCC Class of 2022 graduates received degrees in healthcare or STEM fields

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