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Butler County Community College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Butler County Community College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Butler County Community College was awarded 47 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical office assistant/specialist.

Overall Quality

Out of the 117 colleges in Pennsylvania, BC3 is ranked at #109.

BC3 was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

See all of the rankings for Butler County Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into BC3?

Acceptance Rate

Since Butler County Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Butler County Community College admissions.

Butler County Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at BC3 is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Butler County Community College is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Butler County Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Butler County Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Butler County Community College.

Butler County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,984 undergraduates at BC3 with 1,113 being full-time and 1,871 being part-time.

How Much Does Butler County Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BC3 is $6,000. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BC3

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,620 $4,588 $6,511 $9,752 $10,391

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BC3, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BC3, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $4,534 a year. That adds up to $18,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC3 is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do BC3 Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BC3 with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,213 in their early years. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Butler County Community College make the most money.

Location of Butler County Community College

Located in Butler, Pennsylvania, Butler County Community College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Butler is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for BC3 are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002
Phone: 724-287-8711

Butler County Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Butler County Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BC3

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,096 students took at least one online class at Butler County Community College. This is an increase from the 875 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,096 234
2018-2019 875 289
2017-2018 931 131
2016-2017 856 170
2015-2016 872 233

Learn more about online learning at Butler County Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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