Public 2 Year

Butler County Community College

Butler, Pennsylvania

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Butler County Community College overview
Location Butler, Pennsylvania
Online bc3.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Distant Town
Butler County Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Butler County Community College (BC3) is a two-year community college located in Butler, Pennsylvania, offering students a range of associate degrees, certificates, and workforce development programs. Founded in 1965, BC3 is set in a rural expanse approximately 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, providing a tranquil learning environment on a campus noted for its modern facilities interspersed with green spaces. The college serves as an educational hub for students seeking a less selective admission process and a springboard to four-year institutions or direct entry into various professional fields. Among the popular academic programs are Nursing, Business Studies, and STEM disciplines. BC3 does not offer on-campus housing, emphasizing commuter and local student populations. The college does not have a distinguishing athletic program, focusing primarily on their academic and skill development offerings for a diverse student population.

Butler County Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  954 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,542 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,840 plus fees of $1,710.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Butler County Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,710
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,000
Other Expenses Budget$1,800
Total One Year Cost$12,660

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Butler County Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,710
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,000
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$15,750

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Butler County Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 30%
Business 23%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%
Engineering Technology 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211343 IPEDS survey data for Butler County Community College.

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