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 3,305 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), 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 160 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 Faculty160 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Butler County Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Butler County Community College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,305 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,395 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students1,910 students210 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
4%
16%
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% White
87%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.240.64
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College Completion Rate
25%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,690 is less than the state average of $9,886. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,570 is less than the state average of $14,398. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,690$9,886
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,570$14,398
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,853$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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 $9,886 per year for in-state students and $14,398 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,025 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Hussian College School of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.