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Blackhawk Technical College Data & Information Overview

149 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
12% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Blackhawk Technical College Ranked?

#831 Best Colleges in Nation
#31 Best Colleges in WI
Criminal Justice & Corrections Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Blackhawk Technical College was awarded 149 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice & corrections.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BTC as #831 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BTC held the #1,223 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

BTC is also ranked #31 out of 46 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BTC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Blackhawk Technical College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Blackhawk Technical College admissions.

Blackhawk Technical College Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At BTC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Blackhawk Technical College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Blackhawk Technical College

57% Freshmen Retention

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 Blackhawk Technical College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Blackhawk Technical College.

Blackhawk Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

569 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,232 undergraduates at BTC with 569 being full-time and 1,663 being part-time.

How Much Does Blackhawk Technical College Cost?

$8,105 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
$17,592 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of BTC is $8,105. 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 BTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,708 $6,834 $9,211 $11,899 $12,671

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 BTC, 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 BTC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $4,398 a year. That adds up to $17,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BTC is 11.8%. 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 BTC Graduates Make?

$36,406 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BTC make around $36,406 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Blackhawk Technical College make the most money.

Location of Blackhawk Technical College

Wisconsin State
569 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Blackhawk Technical College is a public institution located in Janesville, Wisconsin. The suburban atmosphere of Janesville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for BTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6004 South County Road G, Janesville, WI 53547-5009
Phone: 608-758-6900

Blackhawk Technical College Majors

24 Majors With Completions
225 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Blackhawk Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BTC

45% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,102 students took at least one online class at Blackhawk Technical College. This is a decrease from the 1,333 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,102 286
2019-2020 1,333 347
2018-2019 854 98
2017-2018 709 135
2016-2017 562 122

Learn more about online learning at Blackhawk Technical College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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