Butler County Community College aims at developing responsible, involved lifelong learners and is committed to contributing to the vitality of the community it serves. Founded in 1927, the community college has grown in a fairly large educational institution in the local area.
Butler County Community College is a two-year institution of higher education, which awards degree and certificate programs to students so that they can either continue on to a four-year college or university or directly enter the work force. Available degree and certificate program options include accounting, auto collision repair, addictions counseling, pre-engineering and philosophy.
Butler County Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the North Central Association of College. Moreover, nursing and health education programs offered at the College are accredited by the National League of Nursing, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The College has several campuses located throughout the area, in Andover, Rose Hill, McConnell, Marion, Council Grove, and a number of distance-learning sites in high schools.
High School Student Admission
The following high school students are eligible to apply to the College:
1. The student who is classified as a junior, senior, or sophomore by the standards where he/she attends high school.
2. The applicant should hold a permission form signed by the high school principal proving the student is at least a sophomore. This form is to be turned in to the Registrar's Office before the enrollment, and there is every semester requirement for such a form.
3. Students who are classified as a gifted and talented in their freshman level of high school are also eligible to apply. Such students are required to turn a copy of the Individual Education Program (IEP) and a permission form signed by the high school principal certifying giftedness into the Registrar's Office before the enrollment.