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 13% 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 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 Public
Total Faculty 160 staff
62 staff
Butler County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

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 0.24 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,570 students 1,371 students
Butler County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
Butler County Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,684 students
779 students
Butler County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,886 students
1,083 students
Butler County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Butler County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Butler County Community College Asian (2009-2014)
% Hispanic
1%
20%
Butler County Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
15%
Butler County Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
87%
49%
Butler County Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Butler County Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
10%
6%
Butler County Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Butler County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.24 0.70
Butler County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,690 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,570 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,690 $5,664
Butler County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,570 $10,360
Butler County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
90%
Butler County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
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 $9,366 per year for in-state students and $13,153 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. 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.