- 2,170 students enrolled
- 1,752 in credit-bearing classes, 418 in non-credit classes
- 78.6% of students identify as Black or African American, or Hispanic
- 83% of RCC students receive Pell Grants
- 53% of RCC students are from the College’s immediate service area (Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End)
- 90% of students surveyed at RCC would recommend RCC to a friend or family member
- 77% of students surveyed evaluated their experience at RCC as “good” or “excellent”
Founded in 1973, Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered, open-access community college. RCC offers associates degree and certificate programs, online courses, corporate and community education programs, and lifelong learning programs. Our 16-acre, five-building campus houses classrooms, specialized science and computer laboratories, the library and learning center, the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center and the Media Arts Center.
RCC has become a beacon of academic excellence. In December 2019, RCC was named a finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Award in the category of Instructional Programs and Services, in recognition of the Math Department’s work eliminating developmental math. Recent enhancements to the College’s STEM labs, made possible by a $3 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, ensure that students studying biotechnology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, and other lab-based sciences are learning practice-ready skills that lead to transfer and employment. And, in keeping with RCC’s longstanding commitment to Arts & Culture, RCC’s Division of Arts & Humanities has grown substantially over recent years, allowing the College to offer 20+ visual and performing arts courses each semester.
The College remains committed to meeting the workforce needs of Boston’s employers. Recently, RCC launched the Smart Building Technology Center, which offers both credit and non-credit courses that equip students with the skills needed to maintain energy-efficient buildings. The Center for Workforce Development provides a suite of health care programs designed to meet health care employers’ highest demands while also offering customized training for corporate partners. Furthermore, many RCC programs receive input on curriculum form advisory boards, comprised of regional industry-leaders, ensuring that curricula remain up-to-date and relevant.
Jackie Jenkins-Scott is the interim president of Roxbury Community College (RCC). Before joining RCC, Jenkins-Scott served as president and founder of JJS Advising after her tenure as president of Wheelock College for 12 years. Under her leadership, Wheelock added new areas of study including cross-disciplinary and online programs; increased undergraduate enrollment by over 50 percent; and grew representation of ethnically and differently-abled students by 40 percent. Jenkins-Scott has served on the board of directors of The Boston Foundation; the Kennedy Library Foundation and Museum; the Boston Plan for Excellence; WGBH; the National Board of Jumpstart; the Council on Social Work Education; Century Bank and Trust Company; and the Tufts Health Plan. At RCC, Jenkins-Scott and her interim leadership team are prioritizing enrollment growth, IT infrastructure improvements, community engagement efforts, and continued academic excellence.
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Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120