Butte College
Oroville, CA 95965-8399


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,300
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 22:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Butte College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Butte College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,264 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 73% of Butte College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 57% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,628 (which is 6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Butte College in 2016-2017, was 73, which is 6% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,854 (which is 6.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Butte College has enrolled a total of 11,300 students (5,186 students full-time and 6,114 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,300 students, 784 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 583 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Hispanic: 25%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Butte College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 22% 1,747
Health Professions And Related Programs 13% 1,030
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 11% 880
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 616
Precision Production 6% 449
Personal And Culinary Services 5% 404
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 5% 381
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 324
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 183
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 177

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Butte College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Butte College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,000. Last year, out of the total 3,222 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,449 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,340 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,472 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,000 $29,400
Employment Rate 76% 74%
Total Graduates 3,222 3,340

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