Blackburn College

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School Overview

Blackburn College, in Carlinville, Illinois, is a private coeducational college that focuses on undergraduate liberal arts education. The college was founded in 1837 and is one of only a few world colleges in nation. (Work colleges are higher education institutions where student work is a required aspect of the educational process.) Of the seven federally recognized work colleges in the United States, Blackburn College is the only one to have an entirely student-managed work program. As is typical with most work colleges, all full-time resident students are required to work at least 10 to 15 hours a week. Students who commute to Blackburn are encouraged to participate in the work program but are not required to. Alls students that participate in the work program receive a discount for their tuition based on the number of hours they work. Blackburn is well-known for being one of the most affordable private colleges in the United States.

General Information

Admission Office

700 College Avenue

Carlinville, IL 62626

(217) 854-3231

(800) 233-3550

Fax: (217) 854-3713



Contact: John Malin

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

700 College Avenue

Carlinville, IL 62626

(217) 854-3231

www.blackburn.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 636

Degree-seeking undergrads: 619

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 80%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts Management B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B,C
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Bilingual journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Publishing B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Elementary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Engineering Science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Blackburn College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(217) 854-3231
Website:www.blackburn.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:blackburn.edu/prospective-students/admissions/incoming-freshmen/apply/apply-online/
Address:700 College Ave, Carlinville, IL 62626
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:596
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:596 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$21,162
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,162
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$14,272

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Blackburn College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Blackburn College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education8
English Language and Literature/Letters4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total44

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Blackburn College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$21,162
Out-of-state$21,162
Books and supplies$700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid159100%
Grant or scholarship aid15899%$14,272
Student loan aid13987%$5,306

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid56296%$12,393
Federal student loans48282%$5,814

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Blackburn College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Blackburn College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,001495506
Percent admitted100%51%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%15%19%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Blackburn College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment596
Undergraduate enrollment596
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Blackburn College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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