|Students||12,669 [Fall 2013]|
|Location||Oroville, California, United States|
|Colors||Black & Gold|
|Affiliations||California Community Colleges system|
Butte College is a community college in the Butte - Glenn Community College District which is located in northern California between the towns of Chico, Oroville and Paradise, approximately 80 miles (129 km) north of the state capital. The college is a two-year institution fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) with educational centers in Chico and Orland.
After the passing of the 1960 Donahoe Act, voters of Butte County created a local community college district in 1966 to serve the educational and vocational needs of its citizens. In 1967, Butte College began by offering law enforcement, fire science, and vocational nursing classes in various locations throughout Butte County. The College officially opened its doors to the community in 1968 at the old Durham High School site, with over 1900 people enrolled at the new college. In 1974, the College moved from Durham to its present location near the geographic center of Butte County, and in 1975, Glenn County joined the District.
The campus rests on a wildlife refuge and has been recognized as a national community college leader in sustainability, winning the grand prize 2008 National Wildlife Federation's Chill Out Contest: and the 2009 National Campus Sustainability Leadership Award. Butte College is the largest solarized campus in the state of California with over 45 percent of the campus supplied with solar power.
Organization and administration
The college president is Kimberly Perry.
The college is a two-year institution fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
College athletics teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners.
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|Name||Known for||Relationship to Butte|
|Larry Allen||Retired - Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers||Offensive lineman|
|Jermaine Haley||Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and Toronto Argonauts||Football player|
|Chad Folk||Retired - Toronto Argonauts||Football player|
|Paris Jackson||BC Lions||Football player|
|Kyle Lohse||Pitcher - Milwaukee Brewers||Baseball player|
|Junior Siavii||Seattle Seahawks||Football player|
|Brett Ratliff||Football player - NFL||Quarterback|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl XLV MVP||Quarterback (freshman season, 2002)|
|Ken Grossman||Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.||Alumnus|
|Mark Uyeyama||Strength and conditioning coach - San Francisco 49ers||Football player|
- Official Website
- Associated Students of Butte College
- The Butte College Catalog
- The Butte College Foundation