Butte College serves approximately 15,000 students a year and is an accredited community college located just 75 miles north of Sacramento. We are a Hispanic-Serving Institution and offer more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Students can earn associate degrees, train for career options, or take general education classes to transfer to a CSU, UC, or private university. Butte College has the highest transfer rate to CSU, Chico, and many of our alumni have successful careers in fire, nursing, law enforcement, welding, business, computer science, heavy equipment and more. The College also offers degrees with guaranteed transfer to California State Universities—with 32 Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees.
Butte College is a student-centered learning institution which provides quality education and support services that are continuously evaluated and improved to prepare students to be productive members of a diverse, sustainable, and ever-changing global society. We provide career and transfer pathways for students to become life-long learners and critical thinkers through the mastery of basic skills, workforce training, and the achievement of degrees and certificates.
Butte College has a long history of sustainability.
In 2011, Butte College became the first college to become 'grid positive,' meaning that the College had the capacity to generate enough electricity from its solar arrays to fully offset its electricity cost.