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Butte College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Butte College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Butte College Ranked?

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2022 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.

Butte College was awarded 112 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and police science.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Butte College as #440 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, Butte College is ranked at #71.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Butte College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Butte College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Butte College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Butte College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 Butte College is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Butte 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 Butte College is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

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Butte College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,100 undergraduates at Butte College with 4,816 being full-time and 5,284 being part-time.

How Much Does Butte College Cost?

The overall average net price of Butte College is $5,070. 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 Butte College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,057 $4,971 $8,247 $10,081 $10,954

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 Butte College, 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 Butte College, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $4,977 a year. That adds up to $19,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Butte College is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Butte College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Butte College make about $31,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 21% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Butte College make the most money.

Location of Butte College

Located in Oroville, California, Butte College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Butte College.

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Contact details for Butte College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965-8399
Phone: 530-895-2511

Butte College Majors

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

Online Learning at Butte College

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 2018-2019, 3,393 students took at least one online class at Butte College. This is an increase from the 3,012 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,393 1,035
2017-2018 3,012 889
2016-2017 2,473 655
2015-2016 2,115 583
2013-2014 1,641 397

Learn more about online learning at Butte 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.


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