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Lead the way to a brighter future today, whether you’re graduating high school, going back to college, or guiding a student through these important decisions.

Your education is bigger than a classroom.

The impact of Blackburn College’s “four-year head start” will carry far into your future. But it starts with the relationships you build all across campus, from peers and professors to your work assignments and social activities. At Blackburn College, learning never stops.

Explore opportunities
This is college -
plus so much more

As the only student-led college work program in the nation, Blackburn not only helps make higher education more affordable, it adds a whole new dimension to the college experience. You also get to develop professional skills that immediately apply to nearly any job after graduation

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Intentional. Foundational. Transformational.

You’re not just a part of the student body. You’re a living, breathing part of Blackburn College. We’ve cultivated an inclusive environment where you can find community and belonging. And along with important life and work skills, you’ll forge friendships that last a lifetime.

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Your education is bigger than a classroom.

The impact of Blackburn College’s “four-year head start” will carry far into your future. But it starts with the relationships you build all across campus, from peers and professors to your work assignments and social activities. At Blackburn College, learning never stops.

Explore opportunities
Work
This is college -
plus so much more

As the only student-led college work program in the nation, Blackburn not only helps make higher education more affordable, it adds a whole new dimension to the college experience. You also get to develop professional skills that immediately apply to nearly any job after graduation

Discover the difference
Experience
Intentional. Foundational. Transformational.

You’re not just a part of the student body. You’re a living, breathing part of Blackburn College. We’ve cultivated an inclusive environment where you can find community and belonging. And along with important life and work skills, you’ll forge friendships that last a lifetime.

Learn about Life at BC
When I visited Blackburn, I just fell in love with the campus. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel so welcome. Blackburn is such a wonderful community. I’ve met so many great people here and have been able to do so many things. It’s such a special place.

Admissions & Aid

As one of the most affordable private colleges in Illinois, Blackburn is more concerned about your future value than your current net worth. Get a head start on tomorrow by earning a more valuable degree today.

  • Our unique Work Program earns you tuition credits every week.
  • There are no “out of state” fees at Blackburn College, wherever you call home.
  • Our promise is to make a meaningful degree more attainable for you.

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Visit Blackburn Today

To understand the beauty of our 80-acre campus’ sustainable ecosystems or learn the charms of our rural setting, you have to see it yourself. Connect with one of our dedicated Admissions Counselors and plan your campus visit today!

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Beavers are Leaders.

With 11 athletic teams participating in our NCAA Division III teams, we host 100+ athletic events each year, all made possible by the hardest working student body we know. At Blackburn, every Beaver is committed to leading. On the field. In the classroom. In everything. Ready to go to work?

Go Beavers
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    Thursday, June 23 2022

    Giving Day at Blackburn

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    Week of Welcome

    Aug 19 8:00 AM - Aug 22 5:00 PM
  • August 25
    Thursday, August 25 2022

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    Aug 25 - All day

Blackburn Celebrates Class of 2022 during Commencement Weekend

May 18, 2022

International Business Students Participate in Virtual X-Culture Competition

May 11, 2022

Blackburn Earns Fourth Bee Campus Distinction for Dedication to Protecting Pollinators

May 09, 2022
Jun 23
Thursday, June 23 2022

Giving Day at Blackburn

Jun 23 - All day
Aug 19
Friday, August 19 2022 - Monday, August 22 2022

Week of Welcome

Aug 19 8:00 AM - Aug 22 5:00 PM
Aug 25
Thursday, August 25 2022

Classes Begin

Aug 25 - All day