Butler County Community College, Butler (BC3)

107 College Dr, Butler, PA 16002

BC3 Description

Since 1965, Butler County Community College has served the diverse educational needs of west-central Pennsylvania. As illustrated by the slogan “The Smart Place to Start,” Butler County Community College (affectionately referred to as BC3) focuses on transfer students.

There’s no shortage of variety in Butler County Community College’s academics. With over 80 programs of study, you’re sure to find a major to suit your interests. The school also has a few unusual concentrations, such as Metrology and Parks & Recreation Management. Many of BC3’s programs transfer easily to four-year colleges. For example, the Nanofabrication program is offered jointly with Penn State.

Of course, BC3 is not just for transfer students. The college provides courses for adults, including personal enrichment, professional training and specialized courses in industry safety and certification. BC3 also offers nearly 100 classes online, so you don’t have to commute to campus to learn.

Several financial aid programs are available to eligible students at Butler County Community, including government grants and loans. Institutional scholarships are also available to exceptional students. Many of these programs are based on need, so make sure you fill out the FAFSA to see if you qualify.

Quick Facts about Butler County Community College, Butler

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Pioneer

Website

www.bc3.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$6,030

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,580

Retention Rate

57%

Enrollment

3,836

Year Established

1965

BC3 Students

Total Students
3,836

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
4%
Caucasian
83%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
11%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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