Blackhawk Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 5009
Janesville, WI 53547-5009
Tel: (608)758-6900
Free: 800-472-0024
Admissions: (608)757-7713
Fax: (608)757-9407
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wisconsin Technical College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 84-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,627. Full-time: 1,015 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,612 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $76 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $488.10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Fall Social, Spring Social. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Blackhawk Technical College Library with 25,000 books, 435 serials, and an OPAC. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.