Roxbury Community College

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Roxbury Community College
PresidentDr. Valerie Roberson
Location, ,
United States

Coordinates: 42°19′47.64″N 71°5′43.18″W / 42.3299000°N 71.0953278°W / 42.3299000; -71.0953278

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a 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]

In June 2019, The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing decided to withdraw the accreditation of the nursing program due to a series of leadership and financial issues at the college. The program has been on probation since February.[9]


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


Sports offered at RCC 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.


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  1. ^ Roxbury Community College Associate of Arts degrees
  2. ^ Roxbury Community College Associate of Science degrees
  3. ^ Roxbury Community College Certificate programs
  4. ^ Eastern Nazarene College Bachelor of Arts in Management
  5. ^ "Reggie Lewis Center". Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  6. ^ "Media Arts Center". Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  7. ^ Adrian Walker (June 18, 2012). "Embattled Roxbury Community College president agrees to step down". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "Roxbury Community College President Resigns Amid Turmoil". Inside Higher Ed. June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  9. ^ Fernandes, Deirdre (2019-06-13). "Roxbury Community College's nursing program loses accreditation". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2019-06-24.

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