Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Blackburn is a private, Christian college located in Carlinville, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 546 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Blackburn acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Blackburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL 62626
Work Here? Claim Your College

Blackburn College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1000
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,037/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,530/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Do You Work at Blackburn College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
546Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Independent
    67%
  • Weird
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
83%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Unique
    60%
  • Hardworking
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
Colleges like Blackburn College
More

Blackburn College Reviews

109 reviews
All Categories
I absolutely adore Blackburn College. I started here because it is a small, private, liberal-arts college. And added bonus is the uniqueness of it... it is one of seven work colleges in the country, and we are the only student managed one! I feel such pride and feel so proud to be here. I am a first-year student, and can already say I am a resident assistant and the future president of Student Senate for the 2019-20 school year, and much more. The professors are wonderful, the academics are good because they are challenging, and so much more. I am so proud to be a Blackburn student.
Start Your Review of Blackburn College
Rate It!
I love that Blackburn is a small campus in the middle of a small town, my hometown. The people have always been nice and supportive and I've heard great things about their programs. Looking forward to being there this fall!
I have conducted my own research as a freshman psych major, which is not seen in undergrad especially as a freshman plus I presented it at an international conference in Chicago. That research I am publishing now with my psych professor. To have that on my CV and to continue with new research and publications every year is going to add up at the end of 4 years! As a diverse student, I would like to see more diverse students on campus, the school can't really change that unless those diverse students attend.