C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Butte College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,934/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,355/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,447/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,547/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,797/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,022/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,447Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
75%
National
83%

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Butte College Reviews

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Throughout my first year, I enjoyed the "green" campus philosophy, with the many environmentally-centric clubs and organizations present. The location is charming, nestled in the hills and buttes in a semi-rural area between two towns, making it highly accessible. The campus itself is large but not too strewn out, with ample grounds for the popular agricultural and heavy equipment courses. Also included is a relatively new football field and track.
All around campus are small niches perfect for studying between classes or just enjoying a grassy knoll with your new friends. It is not uncommon to see an occasional hammock strung up between trees near the sculpture garden or a pair of professors discussing lessons in the shade near the Horticulture Buildings, or the Koi ponds.
Overall, the campus itself is comforting and inviting; welcoming students from all walks of life.
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My experience at Butte has been nothing but amazing! I've enjoyed every class I have taken, the staff and faculty were very knowledgeable, and the tuition is very reasonably priced. I didn't have any worry about getting any student loans to cover my expenses. Because of this I was able to focus on what is the most important; my education.
I love attending Butte College. The campus is beautiful and very well taken care of. The classes are up to date on many different technologies including the best Wacam tablets you can buy and 3D printers, for example. Many of the professors have an incredible background and truly know what they are teaching. The art programs in particular are absolutely amazing. Many teachers also teach at CSU Chico near by or have taught there previously. The few things I think need to be improved upon are the staffing in the offices, particularly financial aid. A lot of mistakes are made and false information is given. Butte really needs to offer financial counseling to its students so they can plan things with a professional, have access to advice and learn about opportunities for help.