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  • Blackburn College has a strong tradition of academic excellence and is recognized nationally for its unique Work Program. Blackburn alumni have carried their education into many varied career fields and achieved great success that they often trace back to their Blackburn experience.

    • Founded in 1837, Blackburn College has more than 175 years of educational experience.
    • The unique Blackburn College Work Program celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013 and is the only student-managed work program in the U.S.!
    • Washington Monthly listed Blackburn as #17 among baccalaureate colleges in the U.S. for 2013… #1 in Illinois!
    • US News ranked Blackburn as the 2012 #2 Best Value in the Midwest.
    • Blackburn students graduate with two transcripts! One documents their academic achievements and a second transcript records job skills and management experience obtained from their participation in the Blackburn College Work Program.