Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College, also referred to as BHC, is a coeducational, community college located in Moline, Illinois. BHC was originally established as Moline Community College in 1946 to provide higher education to World War II veterans. In 1965, the College was renamed to Black Hawk College and became part of the system of higher education of the state of Illinois. The College now grants admission to more than 15,000 students every year.

The departments of Black Hawk College include:

  • Allied Health & HPE
  • Business
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Humanities, Languages, & Journalism
  • Social, Behavioral & Educational Studies

The college's sports teams are called the BHC Warriors. The official mascot is called the Warriors. BHC sponsors men's golf, basketball, and baseball, and women's basketball, softball, and volleyball.

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Black Hawk College
6600-34th Avenue
Moline , IL 61265-5899
General Phone: (309) 796-5000

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Black Hawk Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts275liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Science72biological and physical sciences
Animal Science and Care50animal husbandry, equine science, equestrian studies
Agricultural Science and Management34agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural mechanization, agricultural machine tech, agricultural production, crop production
Therapy and Counseling34physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Medical Administration33medical records tech, medical transcription, medical billing
Business and Management20accounting technology, retail
Engineering Technician19electromechanical tech, manufacturing tech, CAD and design
Office and Administration18administrative assistant, office data entry
Medical Support and Technology13medical coding
Family and Social Work11child care provider
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Mechanics and Repair9automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering6computer programming, computer networking
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture
Production Trades5machinist, welding
Law3legal secretary
Media1radio and TV tech

Number of programs and degrees for Black Hawk in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree57527
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10615
Award of less than 1 academic year376

Black Hawk Student Body

In 2007-2008, Black Hawk had a total enrollment of 6,311 students (4,861 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 10%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 27%
20-21 15%
22-24 11%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Black Hawk Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 29 %

Black Hawk Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Moline, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Black Hawk Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,755
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,325
Books and supplies $ 950

Financial Aid:
Black Hawk participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 163800)

Black Hawk Faculty

Black Hawk has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track710
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$70,70726$74,408
Associate professoracademic year12$56,64916$55,715
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,46517$47,358
Instructoracademic year10$42,40111$41,979
All faculty totalacademic year62$60,19270$58,470

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Black Hawk Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports82735

Black Hawk Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, General
Crop Production

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Black Hawk Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 12%Black Hawk % of degrees in medical administration
Number of students
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Top 12%Black Hawk Number of students
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 14%Black Hawk % of degrees in agricultural science and management
% of degrees in animal science and care
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Black Hawk % of degrees in animal science and care
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Black Hawk % of degrees in science
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Black Hawk Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Black Hawk Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Black Hawk % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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