Welcome parents and family!

Whether you’re new to the Blackburn College community or a proud parent of a returning student, we are happy you are here!

Founded in Carlinville, Illinois, Blackburn College offers a traditional college experience, and so much more. Not only do students get the benefits of life in an easy-going small town, but they have all the exploration, engaged academics, and the community and activities of college. But wait, there’s more. At Blackburn, students also get real-life, ready-for-the-workforce skills. These types of leadership skills immediately apply to nearly any job situation after graduation. The running start they give you to the working world is invaluable and unique to Blackburn.

Below are a list of quick references and resources to help you guide and support your student through this journey.

  • Blackburn College Guest Artist and professional vocalist Meredith Pyle - woman sitting in a field with shoulder length hair

    Blackburn’s Music & Theatre Department Presents Guest Artist Meredith Pyle

    January 25, 2023
  • Dr. Leon Chestang ’59 to Speak at Blackburn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

    January 09, 2023
  • 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
  • February 10
    Friday, February 10 2023

    Concert – Meredith Pyle

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • February 20
    Monday, February 20 2023

    Admissions Open House Event

    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • April 29
    Saturday, April 29 2023

    Beautification Day 2023

    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Blackburn College Guest Artist and professional vocalist Meredith Pyle - woman sitting in a field with shoulder length hair

Blackburn’s Music & Theatre Department Presents Guest Artist Meredith Pyle

January 25, 2023

Dr. Leon Chestang ’59 to Speak at Blackburn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

January 09, 2023
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
Feb 10
Friday, February 10 2023

Concert – Meredith Pyle

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Feb 20
Monday, February 20 2023

Admissions Open House Event

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Apr 29
Saturday, April 29 2023

Beautification Day 2023

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM