Butte College

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Butte College
BC logo.jpg
Established 1967
Type Community college
President Kimberly Perry
Students 12,669[1]
Location Oroville, California, USA
Colors Black & Gold         
Athletics CCCAAGVC
Mascot Roadrunner
Affiliations California Community Colleges system
Website http://www.butte.edu
Butte College Wildlife Refuge
One of five solar array projects

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, about 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, 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.

Sexual assault investigation[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Butte College was named one of 55 schools under investigation for “possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.”[2] The college has reported one instance of sexual misconduct in 2010, according to the campus crime statistics.[3]


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:[4] and the 2009 National Campus Sustainability Leadership Award.[5] In 2011, Butte College became the largest solarized campus in the United States with 100% of the campus supplied with solar power, making it the first 'grid-positive' college or university the country.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college president is Kimberly Perry.

Academic profile[edit]

The college is a two-year institution fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student life[edit]


College athletics teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners.

Notable people[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Butte College alumni.
Name Known for Relationship to Butte
Larry Allen Retired - Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers Offensive lineman
Justin Eilers Retired professional MMA fighter Football player[6]
Chad Folk Retired - Toronto Argonauts Football player
Sergio C. Garcia First undocumented immigrant admitted to State Bar of California Alumnus[7]
Jermaine Haley Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and Toronto Argonauts Football player
Paris Jackson BC Lions Football player
Mike Kyle Mixed martial artist, once fighting for the UFC Wrestler and football player[8]
Kyle Lohse Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher
Junior Siavii Seattle Seahawks Football player
Brett Ratliff NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl XLV MVP Quarterback (freshman season, 2002)
Ken Grossman Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Cofounder
Mark Uyeyama Strength and conditioning coach - San Francisco 49ers Football player

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Coordinates: 39°38′52″N 121°38′39″W / 39.6478°N 121.6441°W / 39.6478; -121.6441