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Blackburn College
Blackburn College 700 College Ave Carlinville, IL 62626 Phone: (217) 854-3231
  • General Information
    About Blackburn College

    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. The Blackburn community values critical and independent thinking, leadership development, respect for all individuals, and lifelong learning. The College fosters a sense of service, community, and moral responsibility through its unique student-managed work program, its collegial concept of shared governance, and its faculty/staff mentor relationship with students.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 912
      Percent Admitted 54%
      Men Admitted 41%
      Women Admitted 65%
      Full Time Retention Rate 59%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 19 25
        English 18 25
        Math 17 25
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 666
      Native American 3
      Asian 7
      African American 52
      Hispanic 9
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 573
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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