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Moline, IL 61265-5899
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Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1946 as Moline Community College, Black Hawk College (BHC) received its current name in 1961. With campuses in both Moline and in Galva, Illinois, the school promotes an appreciation and understanding of the diversity within the human family. The campus provides a setting that nurtures educational, personal, and professional development of the students.

Academics

The academic programs offer more than 150 arts and sciences options, over 70 career training programs, over 40 traditional liberal arts courses leading to degrees and certificates. The college also offers a range of special purpose and community service (outreach) programs, such as occupational and adult education courses.

Some of the degree certificates and programs are Accounting Clerk Certificate, Associate in Arts Teaching-Special Education, Banking & Finance Certificate, Business Transfer AA, Computer Specialist AAS, Earth Science-Geology Transfer AS, Financial Services Management AAS, Journalism Transfer AA, Legal Office Support Certificate, General Social Services Transfer AA, and Small Business Management Certificate.

Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) Center provides several classes, workshops and programs ranging from professional development, short-term training, and workforce skills to community education classes such as leisure and hobby, self-help classes, youth camps and classes.

BHC Online:

A variety of online education programs enable students to earn a degree from anywhere in the world. The online courses enable students to customize learning according to their time and place.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions are non-competitive. Freshman students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with their official high school transcripts or GED scores. Students must also take the ACT / SAT.The COMPASS placement testing helps students start on the right step by assessing which courses are a best match for them.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office assists students and their family to apply for federal, state and institutional funds to enable them to meet their educational costs. All students interested in receiving financial aid must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The institute offers financial assistance through the following financial aid programs: grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study programs.

Grants and scholarships are gifts that do not require any repayment. Some of the different types of grant and scholarships are Federal Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program, American Atheists College Scholarship, Teri and Art Iwasaki Scholarship, Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship, American Nuclear Society Scholarship, Bachelor’s Scholarships, Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), and Illinois Monetary Award (MAP).

Loans are the type of financial aid that must be repaid. The financial aid office also offers federal work-study programs through which students can take up part-time jobs to pay for college. Veteran benefits are offered to veterans and their family members. Veterans and their families must discuss with the Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services representative in financial aid regarding possible educational benefits. The benefits are available through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students

Each year, Black Hawk College enrolls more than 8,300 college credit students; 3,000 adult basic education students; and 6,000 continuing education / vocational training students. The campus boasts a vibrant and active student life. The Student Government Association organizes events and activities to enrich the experience of the students. There are several on-campus clubs and organizations based on diverse interests.

Some of the popular student clubs and organizations are African Student Association (ASA), Association of Latin-American Students (ALAS), Child Development Club, Disability Student Organization (DSO), Military Students and Veterans Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Social Gaming Club, BHC Theatre Club, and Native American Club.

Students can also participate in the various annual events and activities including the Welcome Back Event: Get Hypnotized; Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration; Jason Levasseur: Get Your Show on the Road; Fall Festival; Karaoke Celebration; Veteran’s Day Celebration; and Thanksgiving Celebration.

Campus Facilities:

Residence Life offers affordable and high-quality supervised apartment living for its students. The fully furnished apartments on the campus provide students with safe, clean, and comfortable housing within walking distance of classrooms. The apartments are air-conditioned with satellite TV and wireless internet service. The units are well-equipped with modern amenities such as a full kitchen complete with sink, stove, and refrigerator; a completely furnished living room; and a modern bathroom with shower and closets.

The Counseling Center offers personal and professional counseling to the students in diverse issues. The counselors assist students in exploring alternatives, weighing the consequences and learning new skills to help them deal with and resolve the problems they are facing.

The Disabilities Office assists students with documented disabilities receive equal opportunities in the institute. They offer a variety of accommodation services intended to reduce the effects that a disability may have on the performance of the student in a traditional classroom or online setting.

The Student Success Center provides free tutoring, free workshops and a variety of student support services (TRiO SSS). Some of the additional services include learning styles, study groups, instruction and coaching, and support with successful learning practices such as study skills, time management, note taking, and test taking.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, and golf. The athletic teams compete in the intercollegiate sports as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Arrowhead Conference, and Illinois N4C Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Warriors. The colors are black and gold.

Additional School Information

The college has won several recognitions and awards such as Nancy Solbrig Garners Top Award; Student Commitment to Excellence Award; and the Outstanding Local High School Grads Award.

Accreditation

BHC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institution of Higher Learning Commission. The college also holds other discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. BHC is also recognized and certified by the Illinois Community College Board.

Information Summary

Ranks 82nd in Illinois and 2563rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Illinois and 59th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 159 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 34 0.08
Robbery 18 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 277 0.64
Larceny 1,242 2.85
Vehicle theft 68 0.16

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Moline, IL 61265-5899
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population46,646 (46,646 urban / N/A rural)
Households19,605 (2.36 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,754
Families12,441 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1717

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4236th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,450 $6,720 $6,720
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $115 $224 $224
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,490 $7,760 $7,760
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,276 $18,546 $18,546
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,760 $12,030 $12,030

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,955 $3,225 $6,225 $6,495 $6,225 $6,495
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,020 $1,030
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,387 $6,451
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,186 $4,228
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,186 $4,228

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 4 52 69 5 1 762 15 926
Accounting 1 3 4
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 3 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1 2
Agricultural Business and Management, General 6 6
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology 2 2
Agricultural Mechanization, General 1 1
Agricultural Production Operations, General 13 13
Agriculture, General 1 2
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 17 17
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 2 2 4
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 11 11
Banking and Financial Support Services 2 1 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 4 4 106 2 120
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 10 1 12
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Carpentry/Carpenter 3 3
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1 4 6
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 2 2
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 1
Criminal Justice/Police Science 10 11
Crop Production 2 2
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 4 5
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 2
Electrician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 8 8
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 2 2
Equestrian/Equine Studies 23 1 24
Fire Services Administration 2 2
General Studies 1 1 14 16
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 4 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 4
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management 6 6
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 6 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 7 23 3 1 187 6 233
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 4 1 1 32 3 41
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 3 23 26
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 1 13 15
Mathematics Teacher Education
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 3 3
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 7 8
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 5 5
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 4 10 16
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 20 16 114 1 157
Office Management and Supervision
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations 1 3 4
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1 20 22
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5 1 43 51
Retailing and Retail Operations 1 2 7 10
Small Business Administration/Management 1 1 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 2
Welding Technology/Welder 2 9 12

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2236th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,565 ($62,707 male / $58,700 female)
Number of FT Faculty 133 (60 male / 73 female)
Number of PT Faculty 321
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $1,944,951
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