Butte College

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School Overview

Butte College is a two-year community college in northern California, located between the towns of Paradise, Oroville and Chico. The Butte campus is situated on a wildlife refuge, about 80 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital.

Butte College is part of the Butte-Glenn Community College District. The campus relies on solar energy for more than 45% of its power, making it the largest solar powered campus in California. Butte has been recognized nationally in campus sustainability.

Butte College is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2361
Fax: (530) 895-2411

Contact: Clinton Slaughter
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2511


Total undergrads: 14,469
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,858


Rural setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Nursing, allied health programs have special requirements.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business A,C
Agronomy/Crop Science A,C
Animal Sciences A,C
Horticultural Services A,C
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Turf Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Ceramics A,C
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fashion Design A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Journalism A,C

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Bilingual/Bicultural Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Physical Education A

Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Cardiovascular Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies
Court Reporting A,C
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Butte College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(530) 895-2511
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cccapply.org/apply/
Address:3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965-8399
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,300
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,185 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,368
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,528
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,645

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Butte College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Butte College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences64
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services97
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs23
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services23
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services33
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields32
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences43
Health Professions and Related Programs105
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service42
Legal Professions and Studies21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians11
Natural Resources and Conservation12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13
Personal and Culinary Services21
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production21
Social Sciences25
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts46
Grand total6165

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Butte College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Butte College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,792

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid91173%
Grant or scholarship aid89772%$5,645
Student loan aid736%$4,854

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,74466%$3,850
Federal student loans9768%$5,923

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Butte College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Butte College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Butte College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,300
Undergraduate enrollment11,300
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Butte College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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