Roxbury Community College: Narrative Description

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1234 Columbus Ave.
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
Tel: (617)427-0060
Admissions: (617)541-5310
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 12-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 2,382. 1,290 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 1,124 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,258 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 48% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 61% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to local residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Roxbury Community College Library with 12,800 books. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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