- 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.
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 11:1.
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)
Butler County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 342 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Butler County Community College
(PA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
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 declined by 34% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $6,690 is less than the state average of $9,730. 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 $13,992. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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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