Blackhawk Technical College

Tel: (608)758-6900
2,642 students
Public institution
The faculty, staff, and administration of Blackhawk Technical College, an institution of higher education, provide for the future of our community through excellence in technical education.
School Highlights:
Blackhawk Technical College serves 2,642 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Blackhawk Technical College is the only community colleges within Rock County, WI.
The nearest community college is Rock Valley College (19.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 219 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Blackhawk Technical 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 219 staff
59 staff
Blackhawk Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,642 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,642 students
1,282 students
Blackhawk Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
22:1
Blackhawk Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,063 students
810 students
Blackhawk Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,579 students
1,017 students
Blackhawk Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Blackhawk Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Blackhawk Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Blackhawk Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
12%
Blackhawk Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
76%
57%
Blackhawk Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Blackhawk Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Blackhawk Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Blackhawk Technical 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. 0.25 0.53
Blackhawk Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,842 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,675 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,842 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,675 $10,294
Blackhawk Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
89%
Blackhawk Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Blackhawk Technical College provides education for employment by offering comprehensive occupational skills training which enables students to participate in the work force through Associate Degree, Technical Diploma, Certificate, and Apprenticeship programs; Training, Retraining, and Upgrading for entry, retention, or advancement in a vocational or technical field; General Education, Basic Education and Transfer Opportunities. The Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus is located midway between Beloit and Janesville. Situated on over 80 acres of partially wooded prairie, the campus is home for most of BTC's programs and services. The campus is easily accessible from Prairie Road and Highway 51. This comprehensive technical college facility comprises over 200,000 square feet. It includes instructional classrooms, shops and labs for accounting, marketing, word processing, administrative assistant, legal secretary, fire science, criminal justice, child care services, HVAC/R, welding, and machine tool. Also located on the Central Campus is a technical center integrating labs for electronics, electro-mechanical and mechanical design; and a health occupations complex for nursing, nursing assistant, dental assistant and hygiene, radiography, and health unit coordinator. A technical library; media production and telecommunications center; child care center; bookstore; and food service, with seating for 600 are also housed on the Central Campus. Seminar and teleconferencing facilities are also available. Blackhawk Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,900 per year for in-state students and $5,974 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,464 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Wisconsin is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Wisconsin 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 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Sanford-Brown College-West Allis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.