Why Attend Butte College?

Deciding to go to college was a big decision in life. The next big step is picking the college that’s just right for you.

At Butte College, you’ll find faculty who get to know you by name, and plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. You’ll be part of a close-knit campus community that cares about your success. The Butte College Main Campus rests on a 928 acre designated wildlife refuge, making it one of the largest community college campuses in the state.

Butte College serves 13,000 students each semester and is an accredited community college located just 75 miles north of Sacramento.

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Personal Attention

College is a time to expand your horizons and find out who you really are, and we are here to support you every step of the way. From the moment you set foot on campus, you’ll find that your professors, staff and fellow students are ready to help.

Most of our classes are small, and you’ll get to know our professors, who are among the best in their fields. You won’t just watch them from the back of a massive lecture hall. They’ll challenge you, and you’ll develop critical thinking skills and a passion for learning that will take you far in life.

Over 160 Academic Programs

When it comes to deciding what field to study, we have plenty of choices, with over 160 academic programs, or take general education classes to transfer to a CSU, UC, or private university. Whatever your goals may be, Butte College can help you reach them. The College has an award winning honor society, Phi Theta Kappa.

Each year, over 1,000 Butte College students transfer to universities nationwide and the college transfers more students to CSU, Chico than any other community college.

The College offers state-of-the-art facilities, small classes, low tuition, and a bus transportation system to offer a quality education at an affordable price. Butte College has the highest transfer rate to CSU, Chico, and many of our alumni have successful careers in fire, nursing, law enforcement, welding, business, computer science and more. The College also offers degrees with guaranteed transfer to California State Universities—with over 25 Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees.


Guaranteed Transfer to a CSU

Butte College offers new degrees with guaranteed transfer to California State Universities—with over 25 Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees.

Students First

You’ll receive access to student services including: Career Counseling, Job Placement Office, Counseling and Advising, Transfer Counseling Center, Extended Opportunity Program and Services, Disabled Student Programs and Services, Sustainability Resource Center, Office of Veterans Services, Culture & Community Center, Safe Place & Wellness Program, Student Health Clinic (low-no cost services), Center for Academic Success (free tutoring), Bus Transportation, Student Activities, and Student Clubs. The Office of Student Life encourages student involvement on campus and supports student initiatives.

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Hands-on Learning

At Butte College, learning isn’t limited to sitting in a classroom and taking notes. Our students apply what they learn in the real world and do their own seismic readings, art exhibitions, wildlife research, health studies, social work projects and so much more. Our approach to combining classroom learning with hands-on experience gives our graduates a head start after college.

College is Affordable

You can afford college! Butte College offers low tuition and financial aid to those that qualify. Federal and state financial assistance such as grants, work study, loans, veteran services, and scholarships are available through Financial Aid, Veteran Services, and the Foundation Office.

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Outside the Classroom

Butte college students enjoy a rich campus life. They are involved in more than 40 campus clubs and we have 13 athletic teams – from basketball, football, and women’s cross country.

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