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 Butte College

Butte College - Oroville, CA

3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

General information:(530)895-2511
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Distant
Campus housing:No
Student population:12,923( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:27 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $804 $824 $1,084 -24%
Out-of-state $5,364 $5,384 $5,884 -8%
Books and supplies $1,666 $1,620 $1,620 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,710 $9,808 $9,808 0%
Other $3,340 $3,456 $3,456 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,214 $3,330 $3,456 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,470 $2,444 $2,704 0%
Off Campus $15,520 $15,708 $15,968 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,684 $5,774 $6,160 -17%
On Campus $7,030 $7,004 $7,504 0%
Off Campus $20,080 $20,268 $20,768 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,244 $10,334 $10,960 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $220
Out-of-state tuition $5,884
Out-of-state fees $220
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 866 71% --
Grant or scholarship aid 841 69% $4,242,977 $5,045
Federal grants 705 58% $3,285,166 $4,660
Pell grants 703 57% $3,202,302 $4,555
Other federal grants 118 10% $82,864 $702
State/local government grant or scholarships 806 66% $916,303 $1,137
Institutional grants or scholarships 158 13% $41,508 $263
Student loan aid 131 11% $705,993 $5,389
Federal student loans 126 10% $660,713 $5,244
Other student loans 6 0% $45,280 $7,547
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,421 63% $31,001,005 $3,681
Pell grants 6,277 47% $23,746,282 $3,783
Federal student loans 1,986 15% $11,894,154 $5,989


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,882 $6,793 $6,860
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,860 $6,089 $6,307
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,518 $11,693 Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,648 Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,923
Undergraduate enrollment 12,923
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 862
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 26-
Basketball 1510
Football 74-
Golf -4
Soccer 2316
Softball -15
Track and Field, Outdoor 3112
Track and Field, X-Country 136
Volleyball -12


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1972 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations44 9
Liquor law violations216
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 022
Burglary 8265
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate32.1%
Number in default259
Number in repayment805

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00807300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations82--
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology19--
Agriculture, General4---
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General6-6-
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management-1--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping--1-
Category total19127-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9---
Category total9---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping16317-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General5-1-
Business Administration and Management, General47110-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2---
Small Business Administration/Management-1--
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations3---
Category total73528-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects106--
Category total106--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television61--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7---
Category total141--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science3---
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General310--
Information Technology317--
Category total927--
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector8-17-
Category total8-17-
Engineering Colleges
Category total2---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General311--
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician-99--
Category total3110--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other30---
Category total30---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management32--
Child Care Provider/Assistant221159-
Child Care and Support Services Management-17--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General18---
Category total431349-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)715014-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training14--15
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary7-27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse107-26-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist31--30
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling7-11-
Category total1731505352
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science436855-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician3934--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-620--
Category total8272255-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary2-1-
Category total2-1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11815--
Category total12415--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General7---
Category total7---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-21-
Category total5-21-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources/Conservation, General8---
Category total8---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General35--
Category total45--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General53664-
Category total53664-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1---
Physical Sciences2---
Physics, General3---
Category total6---
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder31324-
Category total31324-
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs-8--
Social Sciences, General498---
Category total49816--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation-7319-
Category total-7319-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2--
Graphic Design3---
Interior Design81--
Category total1311--
Grand total1150133629852