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Black Hawk College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Black Hawk College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Black Hawk College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Black Hawk College was awarded 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BHC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BHC?

Acceptance Rate

Black Hawk College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Black Hawk College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Black Hawk College, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Black Hawk College is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Black Hawk College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Black Hawk College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at BHC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,926 undergraduates at BHC with 1,753 being full-time and 3,173 being part-time.

BHC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

BHC scored 43.38 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.38 out of 100
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How Much Does Black Hawk College Cost?

The overall average net price of BHC is $6,111. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BHC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,083 $5,268 $8,335 $9,618 $10,801

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BHC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BHC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $3,743 a year. That adds up to $14,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BHC is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BHC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BHC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,000 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 27% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College is a public institution located in Moline, Illinois. The location of BHC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Black Hawk College

Contact details for BHC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6600-34Th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265-5899
Phone: 309-796-5000

Black Hawk College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Black Hawk College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BHC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,545 students took at least one online class at Black Hawk College. This is a decrease from the 1,619 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,545 384
2016-2017 1,619 396
2015-2016 1,471 385
2014-2015 1,338 416
2013-2014 1,405 405

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