Black Hawk College

Moline, IL 61265
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Black Hawk College (BHC) is located in Moline, Illinois. This is a community college that was established back in 1946. BHC is capable of awarding associate’s degrees as well as several technical certificates. BHC also offers many options to transfer college credits and also has many career programs. This school serves over 8,000 students each year and even offers a dual enrollment program to high school students who wish to earn college credits early.

The BHC nursing program is very good and students will be pleased by all of the options that the school offers. Students will be able to take practical nursing courses and can also pursue the associate’s degree nursing program. Both the LPN and RN programs are top-notch and will provide nursing students with an optimal education. Nursing assistant courses are also available. This schooling prepares nurses to give quality care to all patients while helping them to develop the right skills and mindset. BHC takes its nursing program very seriously and has produced many fantastic nurses over the years. Students at this college have a high success rate and do well on NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN licensure examinations.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,926
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 39
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 21
Certificate 6 96
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
07/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$149/credit
In State Students$250/credit
Out of State Students$255/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,705 $11,250 $11,475
ADN 70 $10,430 $17,500 $17,850
BSN 125 $18,625 $31,250 $31,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of Black Hawk College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 37% $4,873
Other Federal Grant 8% $812
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,406
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $3,217
Federal Student Loans 16% $4,044
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,530
$30,001 to $48,000$5,739
$48,001 to $75,000$8,205
$75,001 to $110,000$10,411
Over $110,000$11,467

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Black Hawk College
6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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