WHERE DREAMS
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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

Discover the difference
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
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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.

LEARN ABOUT ADMISSIONS & AID

 

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
  • Blackburn College Guest Artist and professional vocalist Meredith Pyle - woman sitting in a field with shoulder length hair

    Blackburn’s Music & Theatre Department Presents Guest Artist Meredith Pyle

    January 25, 2023
  • Blackburn student Miriam Wali-Uddin poses with her MLK Student Leadership Certificate between Dr. Leon Chestang (Blackburn alumnus and MLK Convocation Keynote Speaker) and Dr. Margaret Lawler (Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion)

    Miriam Wali-Uddin Receives MLK Student Leadership Award at Blackburn

    January 23, 2023
  • Dr. Leon Chestang ’59 to Speak at Blackburn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

    January 09, 2023
  • February 10
    Friday, February 10 2023

    Concert – Meredith Pyle

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • February 20
    Monday, February 20 2023

    Admissions Open House Event

    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • April 29
    Saturday, April 29 2023

    Beautification Day 2023

    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Blackburn College Guest Artist and professional vocalist Meredith Pyle - woman sitting in a field with shoulder length hair

Blackburn’s Music & Theatre Department Presents Guest Artist Meredith Pyle

January 25, 2023
Blackburn student Miriam Wali-Uddin poses with her MLK Student Leadership Certificate between Dr. Leon Chestang (Blackburn alumnus and MLK Convocation Keynote Speaker) and Dr. Margaret Lawler (Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion)

Miriam Wali-Uddin Receives MLK Student Leadership Award at Blackburn

January 23, 2023

Dr. Leon Chestang ’59 to Speak at Blackburn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

January 09, 2023
Feb 10
Friday, February 10 2023

Concert – Meredith Pyle

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Feb 20
Monday, February 20 2023

Admissions Open House Event

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Apr 29
Saturday, April 29 2023

Beautification Day 2023

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM