Butler County Community College

Tel: (724)287-8711
3,570 students
Public institution
Butler County Community College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible education, training, and cultural enrichment opportunities responsive to the needs of the community. The college is committed to fostering a supportive environment that values integrity, diversity, and excellence.
School Highlights
Butler County Community College serves 3,570 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Butler County Community College is the only community colleges within Butler County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum (18.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
College Butler County Community College (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 160 staff
24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,570 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,570 students 371 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
24:1
# Full-Time Students 1,684 students
345 students
# Part-Time Students 1,886 students
155 students
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
1%
6%
% Black
1%
13%
% White
86%
64%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
10%
14%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.26 0.55

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,030 is less than the state average of $9,120. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,670 is less than the state average of $11,370. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,030 $9,120
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,670 $11,370
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The BC3 main campus is located 1½ miles south of the city of Butler, on 323 acres of the former Oak Hills Golf Course. The beautiful campus in a country setting, surrounded by large oak trees and rolling hills, provides a comfortable and safe learning environment. Approximately 4,000 credit students attend BC3 annually and are enrolled in over 60 degree programs in the areas of business, nursing and allied health, arts and education, technology and transfer. One-third of the students earn a two-year Associates Degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Many students attend both day and evening classes, on a full or part-time basis. BC3 offers over 75 distance learning courses via the Internet or by videotape. In addition to offering the traditional career and transfer programs, BC3 has been recognized for several unique credit programs including computer forensics, metrology, nanofabrication, and massage therapy. Butler County Community College also offers classes at various off-campus centers throughout Western Pennsylvania at Cranberry Center, Lawrence County Center and Center at the LindenPointe. Butler County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission On Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,120 per year for in-state students and $11,370 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,960 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.