• Black Hawk College provides the environment and resources for individuals to become lifelong learners.

School Highlights

Black Hawk College serves 3,743 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,743 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,900
  • Out-state tuition: $7,050
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Black Hawk College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 355 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Black Hawk College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
355 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Black Hawk College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Black Hawk College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,743 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,366 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,377 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
306 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,366 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,377 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
14%
24%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
74%
53%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.43
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.31%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,200
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,900 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,050 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,900
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,050
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
48%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,500
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Black Hawk College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,618
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Black Hawk College cost?

Black Hawk College's tuition is approximately $6,900 for In-State students and $7,050 for Out-State students.

What is Black Hawk College's ranking?

Black Hawk College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,743 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,900
  • Out-state tuition: $7,050
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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