An education from Blackburn College is an investment yielding a lifetime of rewards. We understand that a Blackburn education represents a significant investment for any family and are committed to making Blackburn College affordable for all admitted undergraduate students.

Tuition and Fees

College expenses at Blackburn for the 2024-2025 academic year are itemized on the chart below.

These are the direct costs of attending Blackburn and do not reflect the financial aid package you may qualify for by filing the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Find more information about financial aid and visit our scholarship calculator and net price calculator.

Per Academic Year
Typical Blackburn StudentAmount
Tuition (Full time, 12+ Credit Hours)$28,149
Room (Double Occupancy, Air Conditioned room)$5,330
Board (resident, 19 meals/week)$4,585
Work Program Tuition Credit*($5,000)
*Full-time residential students are required to participate in the Work Program and receive a Tuition Work Credit of $5,000 on their aid package for completing two semesters of required work hours. Full-time, commuting students are eligible to participate but are not required.


Your total bill will vary according to how you choose to enroll. The chart below indicates the cost of each tuition option for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Tuition ChargesAmount
Full-time (12+ hours, before Work Credit, per academic year)$28,149
Part-time (per credit hour)$913
Teacher Licensure Program (per 16-week semester)**$7,200
**Teacher Licensure Program cost with the start of each new cohort for the three-semester program; starts in summer each year; next cohort summer 2024


Most students choose to live on campus at Blackburn. Your total bill will vary according to which housing option you choose. The chart below indicates the cost of each housing option for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Housing OptionsAmount
Double Occupancy (air conditioning)$5,330
Double Occupancy (no air conditioning)$4,485
Single Occupancy (air conditioning)$6,230
Single Occupancy (no air conditioning)$5,385
Double Single Occupancy (air conditioning)$6,630
Double Single Occupancy (no air conditioning)$5,785
Summer Rate – Double Occupancy (per week)$70


The chart below indicates the cost of each option for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Board PlansAmount
Meal Block 19 meals per week (resident students)$4,585
Meal Block 30 dining plan (commuter students, faculty/staff)$280

Additional Charges

The chart below indicates the cost of each charge for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Miscellaneous ChargesAmount
Late Payment$100
Parking Sticker Replacement$10
Tuition Deposit$150
Special Examination (per credit hour)$240
External Online Course Administration Fee***$100
***in addition to summer course actual costs and full-time tuition

Other Programs and Fees

These costs will be determined in 2024.

Other Program ChargesAmount
Summer – Matriculating Students (per credit hour)TBD
Summer – Visiting Students (per credit hour)TBD
Summer Internship (per credit hour)TBD
BC SOAR (per course)TBD
BC Macoupin Auditor Program (per course)TBD
Summer Meal Plan (declining balance)TBD