Black Hawk College

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

School Highlights

Black Hawk College serves 4,472 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Black Hawk College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 355 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Black Hawk College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty355 staff239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Black Hawk College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Black Hawk College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,472 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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# Full-Time Students1,562 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students2,910 students2,008 students
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
15%
27%
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% Black
11%
13%
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% White
65%
48%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.540.68
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College Completion Rate
31%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,900 is less than the state average of $8,158. 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 $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,900$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,050$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,445$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Black Hawk College is Ross College-Quad Cities (5.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Ross College-Quad Cities
    Private for-profit
    54 students | 5.80 Mi2119 Kimberly Rd.
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (563) 344-1500
    5.8054
  • 7,771 students | 7.20 Mi101 W Third Street
    Davenport, IA 52801
    (563) 336-3300
    7.207,771
  • 30,512 students | 7.50 Mi1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1
    Davenport, IA 52807
    (866) 527-5268
    7.5030,512
  • 105 students | 33.30 Mi701 Portland Ave
    Morrison, IL 61270
    (815) 772-7218
    33.30105
  • 1,925 students | 37.00 Mi2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 344-2518
    37.001,925
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.