Butler County Community College: Narrative Description

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901 South Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042-3280
Tel: (316)321-2222; Admissions: (316)321-2222; Fax: (316)322-3109; Web Site: http://www.butlercc.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2824 per student. Total enrollment: 8,631. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 3,466 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 5,165 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 21 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 42% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 43% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1608 full-time, $50.25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2952 full-time, $92.25 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $424 full-time, $13.25 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4235. College room only: $2901. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Agriculture Club, Art Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Grizzly Ambassadors, intramurals. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, video cameras at dormitory entrances and parking lot. 377 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. L.W. Nixon Library with 38,000 books, 36,920 microform titles, 220 serials, 914 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $108,482. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Butler County attracts visitors because of its location near the scenic Flint Hills in Kansas and the El Dorado Lake, a federal Corps of Engineers Project covering approximately 4,500 acres. Butler County has an approximate population of 50,000 persons in nine communities. Butler County communities offers good schools, numerous musical, writing and civic clubs with an emphasis toward educational and cultural opportunities. Located just 30 minutes east of Wichita, a city of approximately 300,000 residents, Butler County residents and BCCC students are also offered all the advantages of a major metropolitan city.

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