Black Hawk College: Narrative Description

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6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265-5899
Tel: (309)796-5000
Admissions: (309)796-5043
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Black Hawk College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 161-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2593 per student. Total enrollment: 6,600. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 3,138 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 3,462 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 0.1% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Scott Community College, WEIC. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4200 full-time, $140 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7770 full-time, $259 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Quad City Campus Library plus 1 other with 59,840 books, 8,340 microform titles, 612 serials, 140 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $581,228. 822 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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