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.
Founded 1973, Roxbury Community College was founded in Boston as part
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Community College system.
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.
RCC “Go Open” initiative is seeking proposals from College faculty who want to replace their current publisher materials with open educational resources (OER). By supporting open education, faculty can significantly lower the costs of textbooks for students.