Institutional Research

Institutional research and effectiveness at Blackhawk Technical College is to provide methodological support, information derived from data, and analysis in support of student success and overall institutional effectiveness.

Functions that comprise our mission

  • To work collaboratively with faculty and administrators in identifying data needs.
  • To investigate factors related to student success using a methodological framework. 
  • To present these findings to the institutional community to facilitate policy and pedagogical changes.
  • To oversee data requests from external agencies with the support of the Institutional Research & Effectiveness department.

Services we provide for BTC

  • Responding to ad hoc research requests.
  • Identifying data needs for pilots, grants, and program reviews.
  • Designing survey instruments.
  • Providing data for research projects and grants.
  • Assessment strategies consulting.


2016 Graduate Follow-Up Survey2016 Student Satisfaction Survey
The annual Graduate Follow-up Survey is conducted six months after graduation and asks graduates about their satisfaction with their BTC training as well as finding out what they are currently doing.

2016 Employer Follow-Up Survey
Our Employer Survey is completed every other year to assess employer satisfaction with the technical college training of the graduates they hire.

Survey Information
Needs assessment surveys are conducted to determine the need and support by area businesses for new programs and changes to existing programs.

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