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Why Butte?

Why Choose 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, we are committed to your success. With small class sizes, quality instructors, affordable tuition at $46 per unit, and financial aid, we can help you achieve your career goals! Butte College is an accredited community college located 75 miles north of Sacramento and serves 15,000 students a year.

Butte College offers state-of-the-art facilities, and a convenient bus transportation system to provide students with a quality education at a reasonable price. Our campus rests on a 928-acre wildlife refuge, making it one of the most beautiful and largest community college campuses in the state.

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Explore over 200 Degree, Transfer and Certificate Programs in the following areas of interest:

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Guaranteed Transfer to a CSU

Butte College has the highest transfer rate to CSU, Chico. The College also offers degrees with guaranteed transfer to a California State University—with 32 Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees available.   

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Low Tuition and Financial Aid 

Butte College was ranked #4 in the state for offering a quality, affordable education! The College offers low tuition, and financial aid to those that qualify. Butte College’s Promise Scholarship offers no tuition and fees for two years to first-time, full-time students within the state. Federal and state financial assistance such as grants, work study, loans, veteran services, and scholarships are available through Financial Aid, Veteran Services, and the Butte College Foundation.

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Student Life

Butte College believes in the full student experience and offers many extracurricular activities. Students enjoy men and women’s athletics, over 35 student clubs, theater, an active student government, and honor society to name a few. With no shortage of ways to get involved on campus, discover what Butte College has to offer you! 

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Small Class

Most of our classes are small, with a 1:24 student to faculty ratio so you can get to know our instructors — 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.

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