Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
English as a Second Language
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty198409
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,970$1,970$1,970$1,9700.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$15,084$15,084$15,084$15,0840.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$21,564$21,648$21,564$21,532-0.1%
Off Campus with Family$6,480$6,564$6,480$6,448-0.5%
Off Campus$27,180$28,128$28,044$28,012-0.1%
Off Campus with Family$12,096$13,044$12,960$12,928-0.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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  • Participates in a Promise program
  • Butte College Promise Program allows first-time, full-time California residents or Dreamer students to attend up to two years without out-of-pocket tuition or fees.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1962100%————
Grant or scholarship aid962100%$6,076,323$6,316
Federal grants95899%$4,244,204$4,430
Pell grants47749%$2,381,858$4,993
Other federal grants95699%$1,862,346$1,948
State/local government grant or scholarships85388%$1,726,744$2,024
Institutional grants or scholarships727%$105,375$1,464
Student loan aid121%$65,814$5,485
Federal student loans111%$52,314$4,756
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid17,28283%$37,419,677$5,139
Pell grants3,22237%$12,272,991$3,809
Federal student loans2443%$1,416,796$5,807
Grant or scholarship aid144861%$1,065,646$2,379
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$9,396$10,736$9,634
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$5,170$6,652$5,285
$30,001 – $48,000$6,059$7,448$6,860
$48,001 – $75,000$9,372$9,407$9,881
$75,001 – $110,000$11,245$12,121$11,675
$110,001 and more$12,134$6,090
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)9,362
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment715
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 44%Part-time: 56%Student Gender:Male: 45%Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%Asian: 5%Black or African American: 2%Hispanic/Latino: 34%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 49%Two or more races: 6%Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 68%25 and over: 32%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 95%Out-of-state: 0%Foreign countries: 2%Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 30%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 39%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 31%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 70%Part-time students: 30%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 34%Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 31%Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 15%Asian: 36%Black or African American: 23%Hispanic/Latino: 24%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 40%Two or more races: 34%Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%U.S. Nonresident: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-1--22
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology/Technician-5--2
Agricultural Production Operations, Other--0--
Agriculture, General----0
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General--2-1
Crop Production----7
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management-5---
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-00--
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management--1--
Category total-113-32
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies----1d
Category total----1d
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General----19
Category total----19
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-210-9
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-90-5
Business Administration and Management, General-42-97d
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-0---
Real Estate-2--1d
Retail Management----0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-00-2
Small Business Administration/Management-0--4
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations----0
Category total-442-118d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television-100-8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric----28d
Category total-100-36d
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects-2--2
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician----5
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-1--2
Category total-3--9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-6---
Computer Science----19
Computer Support Specialist----3
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General----0
Information Technology-274-10
Category total-334-32
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician-132-3
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector----1
Category total-132-4
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General--25-9
Category total--25-9
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs----23
Special Education and Teaching, General-0---
Teacher Assistant/Aide-0---
Category total-0--23
Category total----5
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-6--1
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General-1--3
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician-4300-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-2303-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-5---
Category total-78034
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General----19d
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other----8d
Category total----27d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-2--0
Child Care Provider/Assistant-1330-45d
Child Development----0d
Family and Community Services-9---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General----9
Category total-1440-54d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature----5d
Category total----5d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)607211-11
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General----1d
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---2727
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-23009
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-4---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-91---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--0-119
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist---1212
Category total601901139179d
History, General----11d
Category total----11d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-435-44d
Criminal Justice/Police Science--79-17
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-12--18d
Fire Science/Fire-fighting1954---
Category total1970114-79d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-50-2d
Category total-50-2d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies----0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0--26
Category total-0--26
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General----19d
Category total----19d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--9-5
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--7-2
Category total--16-7
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science----3
Forestry, General-1---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-0--5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-4---
Category total-5--8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology----8
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General-1--0
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General----1d
Category total-1--9d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General----4
Geology/Earth Science, General----0
Physical Sciences, General----0
Physics, General----8
Category total----12
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder-8323-5
Category total-8323-5
Psychology, General----92d
Category total----92d
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General----12d
Economics, General----9d
International Relations and Affairs-0---
Political Science and Government, General----3d
Social Sciences, General----292d
Sociology, General----10
Category total-0--327d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation--29--
Category total--29--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General----11
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-0--1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-3--6
Graphic Design----8
Interior Design--0--
Music, General----6
Visual and Performing Arts, General----7
Category total-80-39
Grand total79698229421,193
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: CCCAA
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor215
Track and Field, X-Country73
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1972)11/15/2023
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/102711.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape100
d. Fondling300
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape010
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary012
j. Motor vehicle theft100
k. Arson110
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations030
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations510
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 176DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $551
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time8%19%
200 percent of normal time16%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time48%38%
200 percent of normal time48%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%5.0%12.4%
Number in default03084
Number in repayment575589677
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)