• Butte College provides quality education, services, and workforce training to students who aspire to become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, and global society.
  • We prepare our students for life-long learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of degrees and certificates, and the pursuit of career and transfer pathways.

School Highlights

Butte College serves 9,335 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,335 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,632
  • Out-state tuition: $6,984
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 743 teachers has grown by 114% over five years.
Butte College
(CA) 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
Public
Total Faculty
743 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Butte College has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Butte College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,335 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,933 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,402 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
723 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,933 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,402 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
6%
14%
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% Hispanic
25%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
57%
26%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
8.09%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,632 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,984 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,632
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,984
$6,603
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Tuition Notes
Assumes students enroll in 12 units per semester for 2 semesters.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,000
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
100%
89%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
53 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
African Student's Association, Ag Ambassadors Club, Agape Christian Fellowship Club, American Design and Drafting Association, Anime Club, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Butte Feminist Union, California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Butte College Chapter, Chinese Student Association at Butte College, Computer Science Club (ACM Chapter), Cultural and Community Center, Deaf Education and Awareness, Environmental Horticulture Club, Friends of the Refuge at Butte College, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, International Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship USA, Kinetic Sculpture Club, Literary Arts Club, Mechatronics Club, MESA Club, Motorsports Club, Native American Club, Nature Hikes Friends of the Refuge, Phi Theta Kappa, Political Advocacy and Civic Engagement, Pre-Health Professionals, Science Club, Skills Club, Speech and Debate Team, Sports Medicine Club, Start-up Club, Student Veterans Organization, Study Abroad Program, Sustainability Resource Center, Symbiotic Solutions, The National Student Nurses Association, Welding Club

Arts and Music Programs:
3D Animation, Art Gallery, Ceramics, Digital Arts, Fashion Club, Music and Audio Production Club, Music Ensemble Band, Music Ensemble Choir, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Radio TV and Film Program, Sculpture and 3D Design, Theatre Production
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Butte College is a campus full of resources for students looking to move on to any career. We have the support of our administrators, staff, and faculty in all areas of our personal interest, as well as our scholastic goals. As a student who wants to make a difference, Butte College and the Office of Student Life gives a chance to be involved in real decisions that will effect students for years to come. The Office of Student Life involvement is at an all time high, with a new office environment, a major publicity campaign on the way, and an advisor and staff that are dedicated to our success. There has never been a better time to get involved, and together we can shape the future of this campus and our community. The Counseling Center provides academic, personal and career counseling services for students wishing to fulfill vocational, transfer, personal and/or professional development goals. Counselors assist students by exploring interests, abilities and achievements as well as determining goals and planning programs to attain those goals. With 186 degree and certificate programs, there's something for you at Butte College. Fulfill your general education requirements at Butte College and transfer to a CSU or UC. Butte College has one of the highest transfer rates of students to CSU, Chico. Once at Butte College, we invite you to participate in some of our student organizations such as the Asian Club, Engineering Club, or Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Butte College cost?

Butte College's tuition is approximately $1,632 for In-State students and $6,984 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Butte College?

The acceptance rate of Butte College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.

What sports does Butte College offer?

Butte College offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,335 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,632
  • Out-state tuition: $6,984
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

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