Butte College

Oroville, CA 95965
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Butte College is a two-year public community college located in Oroville, California. This school was established in 1967 and it has over 12,000 students. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is a very diverse school that offers excellent educational opportunities to many people. With such a large student body, this school has given many students the opportunity to have lucrative careers over the last several decades. There are many degree programs available for students to choose from and students will also have many certificate programs as options.

The nursing program at Butte College is among the most popular options that students choose. This program has several different paths that students can take. Students can pursue programs such as Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate's Degree Registered Nurse (LPV-RN), and an Associate's Degree Registered Nurse. All of the nursing programs are approved by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. These programs are designed to prepare students for taking required licensure exams and will teach all of the necessary skills to allow students to succeed as professional nurses. These renowned nursing programs help students to realize their full potential and they prepare them for the rigors of working as a medical professional.  

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students11,386
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 10
Associate's degree 2 19
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 2 19
Certificate 7 62
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1972 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$280/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 $2,070 $2,070 $12,600
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $19,600
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $35,000
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, 76% of Butte 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 56% $4,546
Other Federal Grant 4% $783
State Grant & Scholarships 71% $2,054
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $512
Federal Student Loans 5% $4,647
Private Loans -- --


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$4,669
$30,001 to $48,000$5,025
$48,001 to $75,000$7,713
$75,001 to $110,000$10,565
Over $110,000$11,671

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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