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    What would you like to study? We have over 30 majors and minors ranging from the Arts to Science, Criminal Justice and English! Classes here are small, so you’ll really get to know your professors – and they’re all full professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants. Check out more information about the available areas of study!


    Did you know that Blackburn College is the most affordable private college in Illinois? 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.

    Financial Aid

    Learn more about your financial aid options! Scholarships, loans, grants, work program—we’re here to help you from freshman year to graduation! Blackburn’s tradition of attracting top students is in part a result of a comprehensive financial aid program of academic scholarships, grants-in-aid, loans and its nationally recognized Work Program. These programs provide Blackburn students with the opportunity to obtain a quality private education with minimum out-of-pocket expense.

    Work Program

    This is the 100th Anniversary of the Work Program! LEARN. WORK. EARN! Our nationally recognized student-managed Work Program provides monetary savings and, more importantly, student learning and development. Build relationships, leadership skills, work experience, and more!

    Student Life

    Housing. Food. Entertainment. Social Groups. Community. Leaving home to live on a college campus can be intimidating. We are here to make the transition as fun and easy as possible! Come for a visit and let us show you around! Take a look at our Student Life section to get an idea of what to expect.