Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Tel: 5308952511
  • 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 11,892 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Butte College is the only community colleges within Butte County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Butte College is Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City (35.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 587 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
Butte College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty587 staff97 staff
Butte College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Butte College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
  • The Butte College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,892 students7,516 students
Butte College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:144:1
Butte College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,920 students1,613 students
Butte College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,972 students5,903 students
Butte College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Butte College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Butte College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Butte College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Butte College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Butte College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Butte College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Butte College Hawaiian (2009-2012)
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Butte College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Butte College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.73
Butte College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Butte College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$34,900
Butte College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,632 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 98% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,984 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,632$1,636
Butte College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,984$6,797
Butte College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesAssumes students enroll in 12 units per semester for 2 semesters.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
Butte College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,898$9,500
Butte College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,366$5,500
Butte College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%96%


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Football,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Track and Field,


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: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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