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Butler County Community College (BC3)

College Drive Oak Hills, Butler, PA

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Butler County Community College, located in Butler, Pennsylvania, has been providing low cost educational alternatives to the Butler community for over 40 years. BC3 provides students with a comfortable educational atmosphere, and offers a variety of pr0ograms and services in order to ensure that it fulfills the needs of the community to the fullest. The course offerings at BC3 are not limited to college age students. Adult education courses, continuing education courses and free classes for senior citizens mean that there is something for everyone at BC3.

Academics

Butler County Community College offers a large number of programs for students to choose from. Some programs are designed to provide career oriented education and prepare students for work immediately after graduation, while others are designed to prepare a student for transfer into a four year institution. Associate degrees and certificates are offered through these programs.

Programs available include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at BC3 should complete and submit, via mail or online, their application along with the noted application fee. Once completed students will be asked to take a placement test, meet with an advisor and register for classes. Once completed, student must pay all tuition fees and purchase course materials, such as books, and attend the new student orientation.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through a variety of programs. Students interested in financial aid must register for a mybc3 email address, and if they qualify for financial aid will receive a debit card through which financial aid will be available. For more information on receiving financial aid students should visit the financial aid office on campus or view the information available on the school's website.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $7,900-$9,504
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $110-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $290-$350 per credit unit

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid60%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$1,932
Receiving Student Loans8%$1,821

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

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Student Services

To help students and alumni, Butler County Community College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • 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 County Community College against community colleges in the entire state of Pennsylvania.

 BC3Butler CountyPennsylvania
Graduation Rate15.6%-20.6%
Transfer-out Rate34.0%-24.9%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Butler County Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1996)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

  • Organizational Communication (A)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer and Information Systems Security (A)
  • Web Design (A)
  • Computer Support Specialist (A)
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications (A)
  • System Administration (A)

Education

  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (A)
  • Education (A)

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Computer Systems Technology (A)
  • Cad Drafting (A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Robotics Technology (A)
  • Instrumentation Technology (A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (A)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (A)
  • Quality Control Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Foodservice Administration and Management (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences (A)

Precision Production

  • Machine Shop Technology (A, C)
  • Machine Tool Technology (C)

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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