Butte College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,396
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
9,335
42.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.6%
296 Graduates

About

Butte College is a higher education institution located in Butte County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Butte College were .

In 2020, 2,681 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Butte College. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,511 degrees), 2.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (684 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Butte College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Butte College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,396.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending Butte College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Butte College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Butte College is $−6,876 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,396
2020 Value
23.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Butte College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,396. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Butte College grew by 23.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,970
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Butte College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,970. The cost of room and board increased by 21.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.71% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Butte College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.4%
2018 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Butte College was 12.4%, which represents 84 out of the 677 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Butte College has a total enrollment of 9,335 students. The full-time enrollment at Butte College is 3,933 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,402. This means that 42.1% of students enrolled at Butte College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Butte College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 31.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.1% Asian, 6.02% Two or More Races, 2.15% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Butte College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Butte College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,335 students. The full-time enrollment at Butte College is 3,933 and the part-time enrollment is 5,402. This means that 42.1% of students enrolled at Butte College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Butte College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Butte College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,674
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,906
  3. Asian
    569

The enrolled student population at Butte College is 50.1% White, 31.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.1% Asian, 6.02% Two or More Races, 2.15% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 189 students (2.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 215 more women than men received degrees from Butte College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Butte College is white (1,511 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (684 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Butte College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Butte College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (167 degrees awarded), Protective Services (380 degrees), and Communication Technologies (42 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Butte College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (317,101 people), Other managers (253,048 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,066 people), Police officers (158,909 people), and Chief executives & legislators (111,809 people).

The most specialized majors at Butte College are Human Sciences (167 degrees awarded), Protective Services (380 degrees), Communication Technologies (42 degrees), Precision Production (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (499 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Butte College are Physicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Butte College are Human Sciences (167 degrees awarded), Protective Services (380 degrees), Communication Technologies (42 degrees), Precision Production (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (499 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Butte College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (443,892 people), Elementary & secondary schools (370,078 people), Legal services (263,623 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (261,507 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,751 people).

The most specialized majors at Butte College are Human Sciences (167 degrees awarded), Protective Services (380 degrees), Communication Technologies (42 degrees), Precision Production (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (499 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Butte College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Butte College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,233
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,448
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,233 degrees were awarded to men at Butte College, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Butte College in General Social Sciences, which is 0.613 times less than the 274 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 274 degrees were awarded to women at Butte College in General Social Sciences, which is 1.63 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 13% of students graduating from Butte College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (25.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Butte College is Male and White (25.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.338% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,511 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    684 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Butte College is white (1,511 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (684 degrees).

1.34% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    816 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    695 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    376 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Butte College is white female (816 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (695 degrees).

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Operations

Butte College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.65M (57.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Butte College had a total salary expenditure of $215M. Butte College employs 192 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Butte College are Female Instructors (105), Male Instructors(87), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Butte College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 170 employees, Management, with 101 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.6M
2020 Endowment
7.02%
growth from 2019

Butte College has an endowment valued at about $4.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Butte College grew 7.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $180k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.11M - Federal
  2. $54.1M - State
  3. $1.78M - Local

As of 2020, Butte College received $4.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $54.1M from state grants and contracts, and $1.78M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.9M
2020 Salaries
4.93%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Butte College paid a median of $61.9M in salaries, which represents 28.8% of their overall expenditure ($215M) and a 4.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.8% growth from 2018 and a 5.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M
Instructional Salaries
192
Number of Employees

In 2020, Butte College paid a total of $19.2M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
192 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Butte College were Instructor with 192 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Butte College were Office and Administrative Support with 170 employees; Management with 101 employees; and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Butte College was Female Instructor with 105 employees, and Male Instructor with 87 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Butte College.

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