Office of the President

Office of the President

You are welcome at Butte College!
Virginia Guleff

Whether you are a first-time student or a returning student, whether you are seeking to complete a degree or certificate at our Main Campus, through our online course offerings or at our Chico Center or Glenn County Center, Butte College welcomes you!

Butte College opened its doors on September 23, 1968, to 1,194 students.  Located on a 928-acre Wildlife Refuge in the center of Northern California’s Butte County, Butte College has emerged as a national leader in sustainability. Butte College serves a diverse student population and, since 2018, has been designated as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with 31% of our students identifying as Hispanic/Latinx. Additionally, Butte College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC).

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With more than 50 years’ experience, Butte College is committed to offering exceptional and comprehensive programs and services to you and to our local communities. All of us – faculty, staff and administrators – are here to provide you with a learning environment that is equitable, challenging, and supportive. We strive to remove barriers to your learning and to inspire you to reach your potential.  We are proud to have touched the lives of more than 500,000 students and are here to help you every step of the way to achieve that same success.

Did you know:

  • Butte College offers 32 Associate Degrees for Transfer that guarantee students entry into a CSU upon completion;

  • Our Career Education programs offer hands-on learning that leads to high licensure pass rates and job placement rates in local businesses;

  • We offer 38 campus clubs and 13 athletic teams for students to join.

I invite you to visit us on the web or in person at one of our locations to learn more about Butte College and discover all that we have to offer!

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Virginia L. Guleff