Butte College: Narrative Description

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3536 Butte Campus Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965-8399
Tel: (530)895-2511; Admissions: (530)895-2366; Fax: (530)895-2345; Web Site: http://www.butte.edu/

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 900-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 14,251. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 1,102 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top half. Students come from 19 states and territories, 25 other countries, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, criminal justice, fire science programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4200 full-time, $175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $596 full-time, $18 per unit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 50,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Butte College is located in the geographical center of Butte County, population 121,400, at the edge of the Sierra Foothills. The county's amenities include a clean environment, moderate climate, ready access to necessities and luxuries and proximity to recreational areas, including the huge Lake Oroville.