Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
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Roxbury Community College (RCC) is located in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts. RCC was established in 1973 and it serves more than 2,000 students. This school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It offers students several associate degree programs and there are also a number of certificate programs that students can take part in. RCC even has some specific partnerships with four-year universities that will allow students to earn a bachelor degree in some fields. There are also many transfer options for the credits that students will receive while attending RCC, making it a very practical choice for those who want to move on to a four-year university to further their academic pursuits.

The RCC nursing program is quite varied and offers nursing students a great educational opportunity. Students will be able to choose from the certificate in practical nursing program and the associate in science degree in nursing program. Both programs offer students a chance to hone their nursing skills to achieve their professional goals. There will be classroom experiences, as well as clinical experiences, that take place at various health care agencies. Both nursing programs are currently approved “with warning by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The associate degree program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate48%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 39
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 72%
  • NCLEX-PN: 77.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
04/18/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $10
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$184/credit
In State Students$184/credit
Out of State Students$405/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,280 $8,280 $18,225
ADN 70 $12,880 $12,880 $28,350
BSN 125 $23,000 $23,000 $50,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Roxbury Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 79% $4,734
Other Federal Grant 55% $269
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $1,328
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 1% $1,650


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,646
$30,001 to $48,000$10,576
$48,001 to $75,000$11,763
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

American Legion-Massachusetts Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.

Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

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