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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
  • Blackburn Music Department Presents Showcase

    September 13, 2022
  • Senior Montreal Thomas was "tapped" as the new Student Marshal before his peers during Blackburn's All College Convocation signifying the beginning of a new academic year. Thomas is pictured with President Mark Biermann (left) and Al Sturgeon, Dean of Students and Head Cross Country Coach (right).

    Montreal Thomas Named Student Marshal at Blackburn College

    September 06, 2022
  • “There’s No Place Like Blackburn” at College’s Homecoming Weekend

    September 06, 2022
  • October 10
    Monday, October 10 2022

    Admissions Open House Event

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • November 11
    Friday, November 11 2022

    Admissions Open House Event

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • November 11
    Friday, November 11 2022

    Veteran’s Day Convocation

    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Blackburn Music Department Presents Showcase

September 13, 2022
Senior Montreal Thomas was "tapped" as the new Student Marshal before his peers during Blackburn's All College Convocation signifying the beginning of a new academic year. Thomas is pictured with President Mark Biermann (left) and Al Sturgeon, Dean of Students and Head Cross Country Coach (right).

Montreal Thomas Named Student Marshal at Blackburn College

September 06, 2022

“There’s No Place Like Blackburn” at College’s Homecoming Weekend

September 06, 2022
Oct 10
Monday, October 10 2022

Admissions Open House Event

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nov 11
Friday, November 11 2022

Admissions Open House Event

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nov 11
Friday, November 11 2022

Veteran’s Day Convocation

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM