Statement of Accreditation Status

Butler County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Nicholas Neupauer, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Sharla Anke
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1971
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

College Drive Oak Hills P. O. Box 1203
Butler, PA 16003-1203

(724) 287-8711

www.bc3.edu

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA 16226 to 1100 4th Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226, within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at BC3 @ Armstrong, NexTier Adult Learning Center, 104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA 16226 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 27, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2019. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2019, documenting further consideration and use of assessment results in the general education program for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit of the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 23, 2016, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2017.
  • June 23, 2016
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 12, including but not limited to direct evidence of student achievement of general education learning outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve student learning outcomes and are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents. To further request that the monitoring report document the full implementation of the academic program review schedule, including the systematic use of both direct and indirect measures to assess the achievement of student learning outcomes at the institutional and program levels, with evidence that results are used to improve student learning outcomes and are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next accreditation review will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Brockway Technology and Arts Building, 1200 Wood Street, Brockway PA 15824 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    BC3 @ Armstrong
    NexTier Adult Learning Center 104 Armstrong Street
    Ford City, PA 16226
    Opened: 01/02/2018
  • Additional Location
    Brockway Technology and Arts Building
    1200 Wood Street
    Brockway, PA 15824
    Opened: 08/26/2013
  • Additional Location
    Cranberry Center
    250Executive Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Additional Location
    LindenPointe Technology Park
    3182 Innovation Way
    Hermitage, PA 16148
  • Additional Location
    The Lawrence County Center
    Rte. 224
    Union Township, PA 16101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Armstrong Jr/Sr High School
    300 Buffington Drive
    Kittanning, PA 16201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brockway High School
    100 Alexander Street
    Brockway, PA 15824
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brookfield High School
    614 Bedford Road
    Brookfield, OH 44403
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brookville Junior- Senior High School
    96 Jenks Street
    Brookville, PA 15825
  • Other Instructional Site
    Butler High School
    110 Campus Lane
    Butler, PA 16001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Butler VoTech School
    210 Campus Lane
    Butler, PA 16001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cochranton JSHS
    105 Second Street
    Cochranton, PA 16314
  • Other Instructional Site
    Community Education Council
    1333 E. State St
    Sharon, PA 16146
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cranberry High School
    1 Education Drive
    Seneca, PA 16346
  • Other Instructional Site
    DuBois Central Catholic High School
    P.O. Box 567
    DuBois, PA 15801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Evangel Heights Christian Academy
    120 Beale Road
    Sarver, PA 16055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Farrell High School
    1700 Roemer Blvd.
    Farrell, PA 16121
  • Other Instructional Site
    George Jr. Republic
    233 George Junior Road
    Grove City, PA 16127
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greenville High School
    9 Donation Road
    Greenville, PA 16125
  • Other Instructional Site
    Grove City High School
    511 Highland Avenue
    Grove City, PA 16127
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hickory High School
    640 N. Hermitage Road
    Hermitage, PA 16148
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson Vo-Tech
    576 Vo-Tech Road
    Reynoldsville, PA 15851
  • Other Instructional Site
    Karns City High School
    1446 Kittanning Pike
    Karns City, PA 16041
  • Other Instructional Site
    Keystone High School
    700 Beatty Avenue
    Knox, PA 16232
  • Other Instructional Site
    Knoch High School
    328 Knoch Road
    Saxonburg, PA 16056
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lawrence County VoTech
    750 Phelps Way
    New Castle, PA 16101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Leechburg High school
    215 First Street
    Leechburg, PA 15656
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lenape AVTS
    2215 Chaplin Avenue
    Ford City, PA 16226
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lincoln High School
    501 Crescent Avenue
    Ellwood City, PA 16117
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mars High School
    520 Route 228
    Mars, PA 16046
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mercer High School
    545 west Butler Street
    Mercer, PA 16137
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mohawk High School
    385 Mohawk School Road
    New Castle, PA 16102
  • Other Instructional Site
    Portersville Christian
    343 East Portersville Road
    Portersville, PA 16051
  • Other Instructional Site
    Reynolds High School
    531 Reynolds Road
    Greenville, PA 16125
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rocky Grove High School
    403 Rocky Grove Avenue
    Franklin, PA 16323
  • Other Instructional Site
    Seneca Valley Sr High School
    128 Seneca School Road
    Harmony, PA 16037
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sharon High School
    1129 East State St
    Sharon, PA 16146
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sharpsville High School
    701 Pierce Avenue
    Sharpsville, PA 16150
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shenango High School
    2550 Ellwood Road
    New Castle, PA 16101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smokin' Dave's BBQ
    324 Wampum Ave.
    Ellwood City, PA 16117
  • Other Instructional Site
    Summit Academy
    P.O. Box 13
    Herman, PA 16039
  • Other Instructional Site
    Union High School
    2106 Camden Avenue
    New Castle, PA 16101
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Middlesex High School
    3591 Sharon Road
    West Middlesex Twp., PA 16159
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wilmington Area High School
    300 Wood Street
    New Wilmington, PA 16142

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