Black Hawk College

WVIK News

Thanks to some generous graduates, Black Hawk College has just received the largest gift in its history. The one million dollars comes from Bob and Blenda Ontiveros. He is the founder of Group O, based in Milan. 

The cost to attend Black Hawk College may not change next year. Thursday night, the board of trustees will consider tuition for the fiscal year starting in July.

WVIK News / Data Sources: Illinois Community College Board & Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Community colleges in western Illinois and eastern Iowa are bucking a trend in declining enrollment.

Michelle O'Neill reports the Illinois Community College Board reports on average, enrollment this fall at the state's community colleges has dropped 4.2% compared to a year ago.


Thanks to stable state funding, the tax levy for Black Hawk College will probably not change very much. Thursday night the board of trustees will discuss a proposed property tax rate for next year of about 56 cents per 100 dollars assessed value. 

WVIK News

It's National Arts in Education Week, and Miss Illinois is on a mission. Ariel Beverly is touring the state promoting the importance of the arts in schools, and also preparing to share her passion for art classes, music, and the performing arts at the Miss America competition in December. 

BHC Celebrates Addition and Renovations to Building

Aug 29, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Black Hawk College has completed a major addition and renovation at one of its buildings. 20,000 square feet have been added to 'Building 1' on the Quad Cities campus in Moline, and 68,000 square feet of existing space has been renovated.

Stable Budget for BHC

Apr 16, 2019

Next year's budget for Black Hawk College will look very much like this year's. Monday night, the board of trustees held a public hearing, with final approval expected in June, for the fiscal year beginning July lst.

Tuition at Black Hawk College may stay at its current level for the third year in a row.  Next week, the board of trustees will consider a proposal from Chief Financial Officer Steve Frommelt to keep tuition at 149 dollars per credit hour.

QC Colleges

A second group of college graduates is now featured on local billboards, showing how higher education has improved their lives. It's part of an effort launched last summer called "QC Colleges, Raising the QC by 4,171 Degrees."

Property taxes should stay the same for most residents of the Black Hawk College District. Thursday night  trustees are expected to give their final approval to next year's tax levy.

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