Welcome to Blackburn College!

Searching for the right college is an important, pivotal, and exciting step to achieving the life of which you’ve always dreamed. It’s so important to find the best fit for you — a place that can provide all the tools you need to succeed and somewhere you feel comfortable and at home.

From the moment you step on campus, you will immediately sense that the Blackburn Experience is unlike any other. The people here are warm and welcoming, thoughtful, and kind. Our faculty, staff, coaches, alumni, and friends are dedicated to your future success throughout your college career. You’re not just a number here and this allows Blackburn to provide personal support for students in ways that cannot happen at another institution.

When you join the Blackburn community, you have the chance to participate in something big! Blackburn offers a vibrant student-led work program – a powerful model that exists nowhere else in the world. You will have incredible opportunities inside and out of the classroom, developing critical skills, making connections, and building a full resume while completing your four-year degree. Blackburn provides an incredible advantage to hold as you move forward on the road to your future.

Your college life should be memorable, as well. Even as Blackburn is helping students to grow and develop for successful lives – as lifelong learners, as leaders, as community members – students are helping to form Blackburn for the future each and every day. It’s the dynamic exchange between our students and the college that makes this place so special.

For more than 183 years, Blackburn College has been transforming lives. Do you want to join the next generation of leaders, problem solvers, and creative thinkers who call our school home? You will be glad that you did. Best wishes for the future – I look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!


Mark L. Biermann, Ph.D.
President of Blackburn College