Butte College

Oroville, CA

Brief Description

Butte College was founded in 1967 in the city of Oroville, California which is located approximately 80 miles from Sacramento. The city of Oroville has a population of just over 15,500 residents and sits on the banks of the Feather River. The city has recently become a great commercial area with businesses, restaurants and shopping. It is also the home of The Mother Orange Tree, the oldest living orange tree in California.

The school offers Associate degrees for transfer, Associates degrees as a career based option and a variety of certification programs. The transfer degrees are offered in 19 different disciplines and are eligible for transfer to the California State University and University of California four-year universities. The courses may also be eligible in whole or in part to be transferred to other major universities located throughout the country. The most popular programs are Business Administration, Communications and Theater Arts.

The Butte College athletic program participates in a total of 13 intercollegiate sports with NJCAA. There are six sports for men (basketball, cross country, baseball, football, soccer, track and field) and seven for women (cross country, soccer, basketball, softball, golf, track and field, and volleyball). The school's nickname is the Roadrunners. They participate in the following conferences depending on the sport; Big 8, Golden Valley and the Northern California Football Alliance. Over the years, the school has claimed divisional and regional championships in many of the programs.

The campus provides ample opportunity for students to participate in extracurricular activities. They are a wide range of clubs and student organizations available such as debate teams, intramural sports, academic based clubs and social clubs.

The list of famous includes Larry Allen (future Hall of Fame pro football player), Kyle Lohse (major league pitcher), Aaron Rogers (NFL quarterback and league MVP) and Ken Grossman (founder of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company).

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 11542

Total institution enrollment: 11542

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965


(530) 895-2511



Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 46%

Female undergraduate population: 54%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting And Finance
Agricultural Business / Agribusiness Operations
Agricultural Power Machinery Operator
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biology General
Business General
Ceramics Arts And Ceramics
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Commercial Photography
Communications Other
Computer Programming
Construction / Building Inspector
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Dietician Assistant
Drafting General
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Engineering General
English Language And Literature / Letter
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Floristry Marketing Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Physical Education General
Home Furnishings / Equipment Installers
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Institutional Food Services Administration
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
Landscaping Operations And Management
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Natural Resources Management And Protection
Nursing Rn Training
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Parks Recreation And Leisure Facilities
Physical Sciences General
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Real Estate
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Social Sciences General
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations
Visual And Performing Arts Other
Welder / Welding Technologist