Butler Community College

El Dorado, KS 67042
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Butler Community College (BCC) is located in El Dorado, Kansas. The school that has a long history of serving the community, as it was established in 1927. It currently serves well over 8,000 students. BCC is among the largest community colleges in Kansas.

The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College, as well as the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, the National League of Nursing, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This school continues to offer students great educational experiences and there are many academic programs to pursue. Students can earn an associate degree in many different fields and there are also certificate programs. BCC is very highly regarded in the athletics department as well, having won several NJCAA national championships in several sports.

BCC has a very popular and successful nursing program. The nursing programs will allow students to earn an AAS degree (there is also an advanced standing option for those with LPN license). The associate degree program at BCC prepares students for life as a successful part of the medical community. The curriculum is designed to help nursing students learn how to think critically so that they can meet the complex challenges that modern nurses face on a daily basis. The school is also partnered with the University of Kansas and Wichita State University to allow students to work towards earning a bachelor degree in nursing. It is possible to work on both the associate degree and the bachelor degree at the same time due to how this program is set up.


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 17 136
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 13 73
Associate's degree 21 101
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.9%
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%

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18.92 miles away
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55.38 miles away
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59.35 miles away
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Coffeyville Community College
87.36 miles away
Labette Community College
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Manhattan Area Technical College
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100.55 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1984 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$98/credit
In State Students$109/credit
Out of State Students$169/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,410 $4,905 $7,605
ADN 70 $6,860 $7,630 $11,830
BSN 125 $12,250 $13,625 $21,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Butler Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,064
Other Federal Grant 6% $236
State Grant & Scholarships -- $1,117
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 53% $3,667
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,509
Private Loans -- $4,200


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,533
$30,001 to $48,000$6,848
$48,001 to $75,000$9,987
$75,001 to $110,000$11,531
Over $110,000$12,282

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.

Butler Community College
901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, KS 67042

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