Black Hawk College

Tel: (309)796-5000
6,574 students
Public institution
Black Hawk College provides the environment and resources for individuals to become lifelong learners.
School Highlights:
Black Hawk College serves 6,574 students (39.26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Black Hawk College is the only community colleges within Rock Island County, IL.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities (3.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 196 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Black Hawk College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 196 staff
61 staff
Black Hawk College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,574 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,574 students 1,296 students
Black Hawk College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Black Hawk College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,581 students
810 students
Black Hawk College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,993 students
1,036 students
Black Hawk College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Black Hawk College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Black Hawk College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Black Hawk College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Black Hawk College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Black Hawk College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Black Hawk College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Black Hawk College Unknown (2008-2013)
Black Hawk College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.32 0.53
Black Hawk College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,720 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,720 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,720 $5,694
Black Hawk College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,720 $10,252
Black Hawk College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Black Hawk College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The College's vision is to provide total accessibility, quality instructional programs, student-centered services, and strategic alliances to position Black Hawk College as the preferred choice for education and training. We strive to make this vision a reality through a firm commitment to quality. Our faculty and staff here at Black Hawk are dedicated to serving students and the community. Black Hawk College is a comprehensive community college serving over 11,000 college credit students, 3,000 Adult Basic Education students, and 16,000 Continuing Education and Workforce Training adults a year with high quality, cost-effective lifelong learning. Black Hawk College is one of 48 community colleges in Illinois, and serves all or part of nine counties in northwestern Illinois (Rock Island, Henry, Stark, Mercer, Whiteside, Bureau, Marshall, Knox and Henderson) with a service area of over 2,200 square miles and a population of over 232,000. Two campuses offer excellent facilities, small class size and individual attention. The Quad-Cities Campus is located in Moline, Illinois and the East Campus is near Kewanee, Illinois.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.