Dollars & SEnse:
Economic impact

For the latest facts about Butler Community College, check out Butler by the Numbers.

Information on community support via mill levy

Economic Impact Facts:

Butler Community College is the largest employer in Butler County with 856 full time and part-time employees. Butler employees spent $4,737,456 in disposable income in Butler County. In total, Butler Community College has an annual direct economic impact on Butler County of $46,041,350.

Of the 19 community colleges in Kansas, Butler County taxpayers pay the third or forth lowest rate per in-county credit hour since 2001.

The two-year higher education sector in Kansas enrolls more students annually than the four-year Regents institutions yet only receive about 20% of the higher education funding. Yes, community colleges remain the most affordable option.

"Our mission to serve all who desire to learn. And, our impact when we perform this mission well is to create a powerful economic engine for our county and our supporting tax base. Butler is about student success. It always has been and it always will be. The lives that are changed for the better by the education and care we provide benefit, not only the community in which they attend college, but also our extended communities and all of Kansas."

Lori Winningham,
Vice President of Academics

Honors & Acolades

  • Butler is an Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College.
  • The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated Butler Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity defense for 2019-2024.
  • Butler became one of the first collegiate Volvo Training programs in the country in 2019.
  • RegisteredNursing.org and NursingProcess.org have both designated Butler as a top 10 nursing school in the state of Kansas.
  • Butler is Kansas’ only AVID higher education institution.

    Recognized as an AVID Highly Certified Institution for the 2019-20 academic year, Butler has received national recognition by the American Association of Community Colleges for the redesign of the math curriculum.
  • Butler has national championships in football, softball, track, Livestock Judging and national recognition of fine arts programs, PTK, and PBL.

Sports Authority Report

Officially owned by the Educational Facilities Authority of Butler County, BG Stadium Veterans Sports Complex is a collaborative project between the City of El Dorado, Butler Community College and El Dorado Public Schools USD 490. Check out the latest report to see how BG Products Veterans Sports Complex has made a difference in El Dorado here.