About Black Hawk College

Founded in 1946, Black Hawk College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,613 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Black Hawk College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 112 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Black Hawk College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at BHC are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Black Hawk College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Black Hawk College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    13 Students rated on-campus housing 2.6 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    14 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    14 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    14 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    13 Students rated local services 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    14 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Black Hawk College?

13 Students rated Black Hawk College


Black Hawk college is a small community college quickly going the way of the dodo. With decreasing enrollment numbers and poor financial decision making by the board, faculty are being laid off and classes are being dropped from the offering list. The food option is Subway, there is nothing else (I just got food poisoning there last week so I'd recommend staying clear). They just cut half the art department and many of the physical science courses due to lack of funding. Overall, Black Hawk is in a steep tailspin that I fear it may not pull out of.


Black Hawk College has a very welcoming environment as well as extremely helpful staff. This school is definitely a good choice if you are not sure what to pursue as their advising department only wants to get you on the right track. The instructors are helpful when it comes to classroom issues as well as providing their e-mails and office hours to everyone for extra assistance in classes.


I started dual enrollment at Black hawk College when I was sixteen-years-old and I really enjoyed it and still do. Most of the professors are great. They are helpful, passionate, and easy to follow. The classes aren't super hard, but they also aren't too easy. Students still have to make a point of learning and putting effort into school. Overall, Black Hawk College is a great school to attend and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


I do not particularly love BHC. I like the fact that I get to attend for free and that the classes aren't too much. Moline is a boring city to be in in all honesty, and there isn't a whole ton going on with students outside of classes. Everyone tends to do their own thing at BHC. It isn't social. It is financially a very good call however, so depending on what is most important is whether or not this the school will work for you.

Black Hawk College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Black Hawk College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Black Hawk College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I am a nontraditional student; a mother and a wife. Traveling back in time to my senior year would give me the opportunity to reinvent myself into a college graduate before beginning a family of my own. My best advice to myself would consist of motivation. I would rely on the old saying ?if there is a will, there is a way?. I would tell myself not to give up. Taking opportunity in my own hands and going out there searching for the means so I could get an education. Time goes so fast and the next thing one knows is that they are married with children. One can no longer be selfish, but selfless. Give to yourself first. Be selfish and manage your time wisely while in college, because in the real world it is very difficult to find time for yourself and live your dream of a college education.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Black Hawk is so much better than high school.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is closer and cheaper than other schools I was considering.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Through my experience, when it comes to my school the educators are the best! I have seen these people take their valuable time and assist students on an individual basis. I have always been fortunate enough to form outstanding student teacher relationships. These educators are real people who have been in our shoes and have an understanding of our situations, but treat us as adults. They facilitate lifelong learning in their students.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about the school I currently attend is that all of the students are commuter students. It's harder to make friends and get close to people when you're not living right next to each other like in dorms at a regular university.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Black Hawk College is not a school for students who want to sit in the back of class and nap as classes are small and hands on.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I love the ADN nursing program and the instructors. I feel like they really care about my learning experience.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    My school has two campuses. The east campus seems to be located right out my back door, while the main campus is an hour drive. I am a nursing student and all my nursing classes are held at the main campus. Therefore the most frustrating thing about my school is that the nursing classes for the ADN program are only located at the main campus. The drive is very long and winter driving conditions are not always ideal. However, I continue to overcome this frustration by knowing that my education will lead my family and I into a brighter future.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

68% of students attending Black Hawk College receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 16% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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