Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
Tel: (309)796-5000
  • Black Hawk College provides the environment and resources for individuals to become lifelong learners.
School Highlights
  • Black Hawk College serves 6,307 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • 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 186 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Black Hawk College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 186 staff 112 staff
Black Hawk College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,307 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,307 students 3,722 students
Black Hawk College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 36:1
Black Hawk College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,346 students 1,118 students
Black Hawk College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,961 students 2,604 students
Black Hawk College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Black Hawk College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Black Hawk College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Black Hawk College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Black Hawk College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Black Hawk College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Black Hawk College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Black Hawk College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.35 0.58
Black Hawk College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Black Hawk College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,200 -
Black Hawk College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,900 is less than the state average of $7,963. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,050 is less than the state average of $10,732. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,900 $7,963
Black Hawk College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,050 $10,732
Black Hawk College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 82%
Black Hawk College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,500 -
Black Hawk College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 -
Black Hawk College Median debt for students who have not completed (2013-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,963 per year for in-state students and $10,732 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,479 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.