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 3,570 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Butler County Community College is the only community colleges within Butler County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Butler County Community College is Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell (19.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 160 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Butler County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty160 staff25 staff
Butler County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Butler County Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Butler County Community College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 324% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,570 students618 students
Butler County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
Butler County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,684 students372 students
Butler County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,886 students246 students
Butler County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Butler County Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Butler County Community College Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
Butler County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Butler County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Butler County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Butler County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Butler County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.250.57
Butler County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Butler County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$34,800
Butler County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,690 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,570 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,690$10,533
Butler County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,570$14,058
Butler County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%94%
Butler County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,738$13,000
Butler County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,545$6,245
Butler County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 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 score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.