Butler County Community College

  • 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 3,176 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Butler County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 342 teachers has grown by 159% over five years.
Butler County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty342 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Butler County Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Butler County Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,176 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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# Full-Time Students1,348 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students1,828 students146 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
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% Black
3%
15%
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% White
77%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
15%
11%
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Diversity Score0.380.64
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College Completion Rate
28%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,690 is less than the state average of $10,168. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,570 is less than the state average of $14,356. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,690$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,570$14,356
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,692$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,968$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Butler County Community College is Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell (20.3 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,168 per year for in-state students and $14,356 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.