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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?

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.

Butte College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Butte College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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

At Butte College, the student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 29%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  29 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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Average Overall Diversity at Butte College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,872 undergraduates at Butte College with 4,798 being full-time and 6,074 being part-time.

Butte College 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.

Butte College scored 43.50 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.50 out of 100
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How Much Does Butte College Cost?

The overall average net price of Butte College is $3,888. 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 +
$3,238 $3,533 $6,675 $9,103 $10,848

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

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 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 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Butte College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Butte College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,300 in their early years. 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

Butte College is a public institution located in Oroville, California. The rural area surrounding Butte College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Location of Butte College

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 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, 3,012 students took at least one online class at Butte College. This is an increase from the 2,473 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,012 889
2016-2017 2,473 655
2015-2016 2,115 583
2014-2015 1,813 458
2013-2014 1,641 397

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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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