ABOUT BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Butler Community College is the second largest community college in the state and provides its students with a high-quality, personalized education. Butler's leadership in academic quality, student assessment and strategic planning is demonstrated by its role as a Pioneer College for the new Open Pathway accreditation process and its enriching learning, athletics and student life environment provides students an inviting traditional college experience.
Butler enables students to become a full partner in the learning process. Butler's learning PACT, focuses on four key skill areas: Personal Development, Analytical Thinking, Communication and Technology. These help students develop the skills and abilities that are vital for success in the 21st century.
With its renewed strategic priorities, Butler holds itself accountable to its stakeholders by measuring success in how well it does to ensure student success, contribute to communities, invest in employees' success and advance institutional effectiveness.
Butler was founded in 1927 and exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves.
BUTLER SERVICE AREA
Butler's service area includes a 10-county region, where 90 percent of is enrollment comes from. Wichita provides a close urban environment that is minutes away from Butler's Andover campus and 25 miles from El Dorado.
The four largest employers in the regional economy include manufacturing, government, health care and retail trade. Butler continues to find strong support for nursing and agriculture and is recently showed tremendous growth in advanced technologies like composites, digital media and engineering graphics.
Butler Community College provides instructional programs designed to meet the needs of those aspiring to become college-ready, those aspiring to complete certificate programs and two-year Associate Degrees, and those aspiring to transfer to four-year programs of study and/or to enter the local workforce.
With nearly 15,000 annual students, Butler is the second-largest community college in Kansas. The fall 2012 semester reported an enrollment of nearly 10,000 with FTE of 6,300 and credit hours of 94,000. Demographically, Butler students are roughly 60 percent traditional age, 59 percent female and 85 percent come from Butler and Sedgwick Counties.
Butler offers close to 90 degree programs and 30 professional certificate options. Its El Dorado, Andover and Virtual/Online campuses represent nearly 90 percent of enrollments but it also has centers in four other communities.
Butler is committed to student success and provides academic pathways designed to help students achieve their goals of becoming college-ready, entering the workforce with a certificate or associate, or transferring to a four-year institution.