Economic Development

Experience the Butte County Advantage: Butte County, California is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The County is committed to protecting and enhancing agriculture as the backbone of the local economy and for the open spaces that make Butte County a beautiful place to live and work.

Education

Butte County School Districts

Butte County has 15 school districts with 91 public schools and 16 charter schools. The average class size is 21.6 students, which is lower than the Statewide average of 23.6 students. See a full profile of Butte County schools on Ed-Data.

Higher Education and Vocational Training

California State University, Chico - Chico

Chico State has 7 colleges, 5 schools and 29 centers/institutes with 16,343 full time students. The gorgeous Chico State campus is an anchor in downtown Chico sitting on 119 acres. Chico State also has an 800 acre University Farm and 2,330 acre Ecological Reserve. See a full profile of Chico State online. 

  • Chico State was ranked as one of the top schools for "Accredited Online Bachelor's Degree Programs" by BestColleges.com in 2016
  • Chico State ranked fifth among master's level public universities in the western United States in the 2013 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from U.S. News & World Report.
  • For the sixth consecutive year, the Princeton Review included Chico State in its listing of "Best Business Schools" in 2013.
  • Chico State was named to the Princeton Review's 2014 "Green Honor Roll" receiving the highest possible score.  

Butte Community College - Oroville

Butte College is a fully accredited two-year community college with 12,290 students enrolled, offering over 100 career programs and certificates, as well as workforce training, to the residents of Butte and Glenn Counties. The Butte College campus is a beautiful 928 acres and is the largest community college campus in California. Butte College is a national leader in sustainability.

 Contact

Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager
530.538.6182
CHatcher@ButteCounty.net

 Location and Hours

Economic Development
25 County Center Drive
Suite 200
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays

Get In Touch

Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager
25 County Center Dr. Ste. 200, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.538.6182 | Email: CHatcher@ButteCounty.net

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