Blackburn College

700 College Ave, Carlinville, IL 62626
Tel: (217)854-3231
Private not-for-profit | 541 students
Blackburn College, founded in 1837 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), provides a coeducational student body with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens.

School Overview:

Blackburn College
CountyMacoupin County, IL
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
51 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment541 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
529 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
12 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted61%64%
ACT English (25-75%)19-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Blackburn is an independent, co-educational four-year liberal arts college. Housing nearly 500 on-campus students and accommodating another 100 local commuter students, Blackburn is found in Carlinville, IL, a quiet, town of 6,000 people. The College's campus is found on the edge of town, spread out on nearly 80 spacious acres of land.
  • Blackburn College offers Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, British and American Literature, Business Management, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, History, Information Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Music (Performance), Physical Education (Education or Management Track), Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Spanish, Spanish and Latin American Studies.
  • Blackburn College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its teacher education program is recognized by the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board and the State Superintendent of Education. The American Association of University Women grants Blackburn women graduates membership.
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