Roxbury Community College

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Roxbury Community College
Type Public
Established 1973
President Dr. Valerie Roberson
Students 2,382
Location Roxbury (Boston), MA, USA
Coordinates: 42°19′47.64″N 71°5′43.18″W / 42.3299000°N 71.0953278°W / 42.3299000; -71.0953278
Campus Urban

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a co-educational public community college in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. RCC offers associate degrees in arts,[1] and sciences,[2] as well as certificates.[3] RCC also has a program for students to earn a bachelor's degree from the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy.[4]


Founded in 1973, the 16-acre, 6 building campus houses classrooms in addition to specialized science and computer laboratories. The campus also has operates the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center[5] and the RCC Media Arts Center.[6] In June 2012, Roxbury's president Terrence Gomes agreed to resign in the wake of an ongoing audit by the U.S. Department of Education, "questionable allocations in a review of financial aid records" conducted by the state auditor,[7] and allegations of underreported crimes on campus.[8]


Roxbury Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. RCC affords its students a solid foundation for employment, professional advancement, college transfer and lifelong learning. With over 300 programs of study, the post-secondary education offered at Roxbury Community College helps students to foster developmental academic skills through career and transfer programs, workforce development, and private and public sector training.


President - Dr. Valerie Roberson [9]

Board of Trustees:[10] Chair - Mr. Gerald Chertavian, Vice Chair - Mr. Michael Curry, Esquire, Treasurer - Mr. Glynn Lloyd, Secretary/Clerk - Mr. Mark Culliton, Mr. Steven Tompkins, Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg, Ms. Mayra Leith, Ms. Josiane Martinez, Ms. Amanda Fernandez, Ms. Amanda Schaefer, and Ms. Hlee Yan


The academic and personal development of every student-athlete is the primary concern of RCC and the Department of Athletics. Sports Offered include: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Men Outdoor Track and Field, and Women's Outdoor Track and Field. Student-athletes have gone on to play sports at colleges and universities such as Providence College, Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Curry College, Salem State University, Northeastern University, Columbia University, Rhode Island College, Boston College, Southern Connecticut University, and Bentley University.


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