Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, WI 53547
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Blackhawk Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a suburb, in Janesville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,098 students attend the school. Every year 36% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Blackhawk Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,123, and fees were $206. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,106 and $206 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students2,098
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs

The Blackhawk Technical College ADN program prepares students for entry level jobs in a range of healthcare settings. The nursing program at Blackhawk is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Students can apply to sit for the examination for Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the end of the first year of the program.

Licensed Practical Nurses entering into the program could transfer credit for prior clinical training on the basis of an assessment of the current proficiency they are able to show in the theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject.

LPN’s will be required to take the Nursing Bridge course to be ready for the program before going into the third semester.

Transfer and LPN applicants will be accepted in to the program on the availability of space and pre-approval by the nursing faculty. The program has priority admission for students living in the district.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse. Students who fail to pass the criminal background check required for licensure due to a conviction record related to the practice of nursing may be denied licensing.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 30
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 10 78
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1979 - 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).

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$132/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$198/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 $5,940 $5,940 $8,910
ADN 70 $9,240 $9,240 $13,860
BSN 125 $16,500 $16,500 $24,750
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, 79% of Blackhawk Technical 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 56% $5,250
Other Federal Grant 18% $333
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,042
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $475
Federal Student Loans 78% $3,731
Private Loans 1% $5,000


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$7,172
$30,001 to $48,000$9,214
$48,001 to $75,000$12,288
$75,001 to $110,000$12,604
Over $110,000--

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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 Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Blackhawk Technical College
6004 South County Road G
Janesville, WI 53547

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