Blackhawk Technical College

  • 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 2,222 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Top Rankings

Blackhawk Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 204 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blackhawk Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty204 staff167 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Blackhawk Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Blackhawk Technical College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,222 students2,809 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:118:1
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# Full-Time Students820 students820 students
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# Part-Time Students1,402 students1,989 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
11%
7%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
75%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
8%
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Diversity Score0.420.52
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College Completion Rate
36%
42%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$33,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,965 is less than the state average of $5,440. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,853 is less than the state average of $7,285. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,965$5,440
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,853$7,285
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,728$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,369$5,375
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Source: 2019 (or 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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Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.