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Butler County Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Butler County Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Butler County Community College Ranked?

2021 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 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BC3 was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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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.

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Butler County Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Butler County Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 23%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Butler County Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Butler County Community College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100
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Butler County Community College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,305 undergraduates at BC3 with 1,395 being full-time and 1,910 being part-time.

BC3 Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 14.66 out of 100, BC3 is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  14.66 out of 100
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How Much Does Butler County Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BC3 is $4,800. 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 +
$2,611 $3,519 $6,042 $9,232 $9,551

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BC3, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,527 a year. That adds up to $18,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC3 is 9.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do BC3 Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from BC3 make about $31,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 22% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Butler County Community College

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

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Location of Butler County Community College

Contact details for BC3 are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002
Phone: 724-287-8711
Website: www.bc3.edu

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 931 students took at least one online class at Butler County Community College. This is an increase from the 856 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 931 131
2016-2017 856 170
2015-2016 872 233
2014-2015 808 274
2013-2014 827 268

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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