107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16002
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 2,984 students (37% 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 8% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,984 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,690
  • Out-state tuition: $9,570
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 8%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Butler County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 342 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Butler County Community College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
342 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Butler County Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Butler County Community College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,984 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,113 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,871 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
200 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,113 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,871 students
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
1%
9%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
92%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.15
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.34%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,800
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,690 is less than the state average of $9,555. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,570 is less than the state average of $14,397. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,690
$9,555
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,570
$14,397
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$13,620
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Butler County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,972
$6,234
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Butler County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
85%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Butler County Community College cost?

Butler County Community College's tuition is approximately $6,690 for In-State students and $9,570 for Out-State students.

What is Butler County Community College's ranking?

Butler County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,984 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,690
  • Out-state tuition: $9,570
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 8%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,555 per year for in-state students and $14,397 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,194 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is ASPIRA City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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