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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 College students stand on stage holding electric candles during induction ceremony for the Alpha Chi national honors society. Professor Karen Dillon stands behind podium and microphone announcing each new member.

    Blackburn Celebrates New Inductees into National Honors Societies

    November 21, 2022
  • Shown left to right are Kelsey Busler, Blackburn’s Student Success Center Coordinator; Dr. Laura Wiedlocher, Professor of Leadership, Law, and Public Service at Blackburn; Wali-Uddin; Dr. Mark Biermann, President of Blackburn; and Jeremy McAninch, MLIS/Head Librarian, Lumpkin Library with certificate, medallion and check presented by the President.

    Blackburn’s Miriam Wali-Uddin Recognized as Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

    November 16, 2022
  • Celebrate the Holiday Season with Annual Christmas at Blackburn Performance

    November 15, 2022
  • January 11
    Wednesday, January 11 2023

    Classes Begin

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • January 13
    Friday, January 13 2023

    Jazz Concert – Adaron (Pops) Jackson Trio

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • January 17
    Tuesday, January 17 2023

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

    Jan 17 - All day
Blackburn College students stand on stage holding electric candles during induction ceremony for the Alpha Chi national honors society. Professor Karen Dillon stands behind podium and microphone announcing each new member.

Blackburn Celebrates New Inductees into National Honors Societies

November 21, 2022
Shown left to right are Kelsey Busler, Blackburn’s Student Success Center Coordinator; Dr. Laura Wiedlocher, Professor of Leadership, Law, and Public Service at Blackburn; Wali-Uddin; Dr. Mark Biermann, President of Blackburn; and Jeremy McAninch, MLIS/Head Librarian, Lumpkin Library with certificate, medallion and check presented by the President.

Blackburn’s Miriam Wali-Uddin Recognized as Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

November 16, 2022

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Annual Christmas at Blackburn Performance

November 15, 2022
Jan 11
Wednesday, January 11 2023

Classes Begin

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 13
Friday, January 13 2023

Jazz Concert – Adaron (Pops) Jackson Trio

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jan 17
Tuesday, January 17 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

Jan 17 - All day