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Blackhawk Technical College Overview

Blackhawk Technical College is a public institution situated in Janesville, Wisconsin. BTC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Blackhawk Technical College Known For?

685 Undergraduate Awards
  • BTC has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at BTC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Blackhawk Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Value Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Blackhawk Technical College?

Contact details for BTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6004 South County Road G, Janesville, WI 53547-5009
Phone: 608-758-6900
Website: www.blackhawk.edu

How Do I Get Into BTC?

You can apply to BTC online at: https://www.blackhawk.edu/Admissions/How-to-Apply

Since Blackhawk Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Blackhawk Technical College?

46% Take Out Loans
18.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BTC, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $3,762 a year. That adds up to $15,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BTC is 18.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Blackhawk Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

722 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,257 undergraduate students at BTC, with 722 being full-time and 1,535 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 722 full-time undergraduates at BTC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Blackhawk Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 527
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

Over 3 countries are represented at BTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Sudan, India, and Serbia.

Online Learning at Blackhawk Technical College

135 Took All Classes Online
709 Took At Least One Class Online
17.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 709 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BTC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of BTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Blackhawk Technical College was 17.5%. This is the #983 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BTC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Blackhawk Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 220 0 0 220
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 28 0 79
Allied Health Professions 61 9 0 70
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 23 24 47
Nursing 0 37 0 37
Business Administration & Management 0 21 0 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 0 19
Culinary Arts 0 18 1 19
Computer Systems Networking 0 18 0 18
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 18 18
Dental Support Services 0 0 17 17
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 17 17
Human Resource Management 0 14 0 14
Precision Metal Working 0 0 14 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 5 7 0 12
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 10 10
Accounting 0 7 1 8
Computer Software & Applications 0 8 0 8
Ground Transportation 8 0 0 8
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 5 2 7
Fire Protection 0 6 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 3 3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Teaching Assistants 0 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 2 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 0 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 1 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 1 1
Social Work 0 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 345 229 111 685

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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