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    • Blackburn offers more than 30 majors
    • Our direct cost for incoming freshmen for the 2017-2018 school year is only $29,652 – including room and board! Subtract your $5,500 work credit, and the remaining amount is just $24,152. That’s before a single grant or scholarship, and is substantially less than any other private college in the state.
    • Faculty to student ratio (12:1)
    • Blackburn is the least expensive, private four-year residential institution in the state of Illinois.
    • Blackburn College is the only nationally recognized Work College whose Work Program is student-managed.
    • All resident students are required to work a minimum of 160 hours each semester
    • Independent Presbyterian 4-year Liberal Arts College, founded 1837
    • 60 Computers Available for General Student Usage
    • Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. Currently fields teams in 11 sports for men and women.
    • An 80-acre campus located on the north edge of Carlinville. Nine of 20 the buildings were built by students as part of the work program.



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