Butler County Community College

Butler County Community College

Butler County Community College, also known as BC3, is a two-year, community college located in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1965. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 320 acres. In addition to the main campus, the college operates learning centers in Cranberry Township, Armstrong, Mercer, and Lawrence counties. BC3 records an enrollment of more than 4,000 students every year. The college offers a wide range of programs in diverse areas of study. It offers transfer programs to four-year degree courses and online programs.

BC3 athletic department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers. The teams participate in several sports including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, and golf.

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Contacting Butler County Community College

Butler County Community College
College Drive Oak Hills
Butler , PA 16003-1203
General Phone: (724) 287-8711

Butler County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management93business, business management, operations management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing studies, sales and marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing
Liberal Arts49English, general studies, humanities
Therapy and Counseling48psychology, physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Engineering Technician37civil engineering tech, electronics tech, instrumentation tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Security and Law Enforcement26corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching21education, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Medical Administration21health care administration, medical office assistant, health and medical administrative
Design16graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering15computer applications programming, computer security
Medical Support and Technology14medical coding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Family and Social Work8foodservice management
Media7organizational communications
Office and Administration3data entry and applications, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Science2biology, physical sciences
Fine Arts1fine arts studies
Production Trades1machine shop assistant
Mechanics and Repair1HVAC
Hospitality0tourism promotion
Law0legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Butler County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree39642
Award of less than 1 academic year117
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3313

Butler County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Butler County Community College had a total enrollment of 3,656 students (2,501 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 30%
20-21 18%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Butler County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 23 %

Butler County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Butler, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Butler County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,170
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Butler County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 324000)

Butler County Community College Faculty

Butler County Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track16

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$68,25213$54,975
Associate professoracademic year9$55,0477$48,817
Assistant professoracademic year5$49,9674$44,255
Instructoracademic year5$44,6277$41,746
All faculty totalacademic year30$57,30531$49,214

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Butler County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing, Other
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Systems Security

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Tourism Promotion Operations

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, Other
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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Butler County Community College Highlights

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What Sets Butler County Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%Butler County Community College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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