Blackhawk Technical College

6004 County Road G
Janesville, WI 53546-6458
Tel: (608)758-6900
  • 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 2,471 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
  • Blackhawk Technical College is the only community colleges within Rock County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Rock Valley College (19.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 204 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Blackhawk Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty204 staff167 staff
Blackhawk Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,471 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,471 students3,351 students
Blackhawk Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
Blackhawk Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students944 students1,122 students
Blackhawk Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,527 students2,229 students
Blackhawk Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Blackhawk Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Blackhawk Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Blackhawk Technical College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Blackhawk Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Blackhawk Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Blackhawk Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Blackhawk Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Blackhawk Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.40
Blackhawk Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Blackhawk Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$34,300
Blackhawk Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,965 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,853 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,965$4,945
Blackhawk Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,853$6,972
Blackhawk Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%81%
Blackhawk Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,005$11,951
Blackhawk Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,797$5,500
Blackhawk Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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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