University description (as per official university website)
Butte College is Proud to Be A Part of the Community
For over 40 years, we have successfully offered a quality educational experience to our alumni. We offer associate’s degrees plus training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers and more.
During 2007-2008, Butte College enrolled 21,833 students and conferred 936 associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The college also awarded 1,128 certificates in a variety of career and technical fields including fire, law enforcement, nursing, auto, building inspection, and heavy equipment.
We proudly transfer more students to California State University, Chico than any other community college—and successfully transfer students to UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Purdue and others.
Our outstanding faculty is committed to academic excellence. Butte College’s student chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges, is ranked fourth in the world.
The college contributes to economic development through the Training Place, the Small Business Development Center, the Center for International Trade Development, and the Regional Health Occupation Resource Center.
Butte College remains committed to being a national community college leader in sustainability. Our main campus is located on a 928 acre wildlife refuge and operates as a small city with its own water system, sewage system, and bus transportation system. The college won the grand prize in the Chill Out Contest for its sustainability efforts by the National Wildlife Federation.
We take pride in our community partnerships. We’re working with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four year university. Butte College has the highest transfer rate to CSU, Chico.
We remain committed as ever to our mission and we encourage you to take a fun class or come and take a tour of our beautiful campus. Feel free to contact our Recruitment Office to arrange a tour at 530/895-2511 or click here to arrange a tour today.
The mission of the Butte College Financial Aid Office is to assure that the delivery of the student aid funds is conducted accurately, expediently, and with respect. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse and talented campus community by providing quality customer service through the use of technology and a knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend college without such aid.
Several types of financial aid are available to students, including grants, loans, Work Study, and scholarships. Distribution of money is based on financial need and the amount of funds available. For more information and applications, visit the Financial Aid Office, visit the Financial Aid Information page, or call (530) 895-2311.
Grants, Loans, Workstudy, and Scholarships
Grants: Cash awards which do not have to be repaid.
Loans: Cash awards which are repaid according to a determined schedule.
Work Study: Provides payment for work a student performs while in school.
Scholarships: Cash awards which do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are granted for different reasons, including financial need, grade point average, career goals, or residency. Several scholarships are available through the Butte College Foundation. Call (530) 895-2359 for more information.