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Mission and Values

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Butte College's Mission Statement

Butte College provides quality education, services, and workforce training to students who aspire to become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, and global society. We prepare our students for life-long learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of degrees and certificates, and the pursuit of career and transfer pathways.

Butte College Values

Students First: Student success is our purpose and focal point of decision-making and resource allocation.

Excellence: We strive to offer the highest quality in education and service through continual self-assessment, evaluation, professional development and ethical commitment.

Respect: We value each other and engage openly and considerately with one another’s ideas, philosophies, and perspectives.

Diversity in community: We value individual attributes, capabilities, and differences; and we foster the collaboration and social responsibility that create a vital institution with a global perspective.

Communication: We value professionalism in our interactions and cultivate an open, friendly environment of fairness and integrity.

Accountability: We are accountable to one another and for our responsibilities. As responsible stewards of the public trust, we use our resources effectively to fulfill the mission and obligations of the college. 

Sustainability: We promote and model practices that result in positive outcomes for our human and natural environments. 

Strategic Initiatives

  • Enhancing a Culture of Completion and Academic Achievement
  • Supporting Student, Faculty, and Staff Success
  • Using Data-Informed Processes for Continuous Improvement
  • Maximizing Resources to Support Student Learning
  • Modeling Sustainability
  • Enhancing a Culture of Inclusiveness


Butte College educationally, economically, and culturally empowers the communities we serve by helping students define and achieve success.

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Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information (530) 895-2511

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