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Butler Community College, located in El Dorado, Kansas, was founded in 1927 when it was known as Butler County Community College. The school prides itself on working with students to develop their skills and fulfill their needs. To that end, the students are given a Learning PSCT, integrated in to most aspects of the school as a guiding principle of operation. PACT stands for personal development, analytical thinking, communication and technology. Students and faculty will work together to ensure that goals are met in academic and technical programs, assisting in the future success of students.
Butler Community College provides technical and academic programs. These programs prepare students by offering them a proper education, context, and environment for learning. Technical programs will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter immediately into the work force in their field of study. Such students will be competent and professional, capable of performing all tasks required at the entry level. Academic programs may serve a similar purpose, but also provide the first two year of a four year education and allow for the transfer to a college or university that offers bachelor's degrees. The number of programs available is quite large, ensuring that an individual will find a field of study that interests him or her.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in studying at Butler Community College must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Individuals lacking either may still enroll, provided their high school class has graduated and the individual is able to demonstrate that such an education will be beneficial to him or her. Students enrolled in high school may also enroll. Such enrollment will be for a specific class or classes, and requires ACT or SAT scores and permission from a parent or guardian, and are either a sophomore, junior or senior. Students identified as gifted may also enroll, provided their principal sign a document certifying the student as such. Grants, scholarships, loans and work study programs are available for student interested or in need of financial aid. To determine eligibility and awards, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the school's financial aid deadline. Additional information and assistance may be obtained the through the school's financial aid office.
The Butler Community College grizzly bears wear purple and gold and compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). The school supports men's and women's athletic programs and feels they foster the development of skills that are applicable to education and professional settings. These skills include teamwork, socializing, discipline, and good health. The grizzly bears have won many national competitions, and have most recently won the national football tournament in 2008.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Football (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Soccer (Women Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations offer individuals the opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a group environment. Butler Community College encourages the participation of its students in these clubs and organizations, and if a club that reflects a student's or group's interest does not exist, the school will assist in the establishment of a new club through a formal process. Activities, events and regular meetings are standard for such groups, typically with fixed dates and times. Students who are interested should visit and see if they wish to join.
Some clubs and organizations:
- Gaming Association
- IT Club
- Philosophy Club
- Student Nursing Association
- Grizzly Ambassadors
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,724
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $88-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$5,141|
|Receiving Student Loans||41%||$4,512|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Butler Community College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Butler Community College against community colleges in Kansas.
|Butler CC||Butler County||Kansas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1984)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Kansas
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Butler Community College.
- Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS (52 miles away)
- Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS (59 miles away)
- Independence Community College in Independence, KS (76 miles away)
- Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS (78 miles away)
- Allen Community College in Iola, KS (81 miles away)