Blackburn College

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Blackburn College is more than just another four-year institution. It’s your head start on everything else that follows. From academics to campus life to friends and community—our purpose is to help you prepare for life after college. Since 1837, our ideal student is “intelligent, forward-thinking, and forward-looking.” Find your future here.

Located in Carlinville, Illinois, Blackburn College offers the traditional college experience, with so much more. You get the benefits of an easy-going small town. The engaging academic community, social life, and activities of a college campus. And, you get the real-life, ready-for-the-workforce skills unique to Blackburn!

Your preparation for life is the heart of the Blackburn experience. Here, you get more than just a classroom education. You develop the kind of leadership skills that immediately apply to nearly any job after graduation, giving you a head start in the working world.

As the only student-led college employment program in the nation, the Blackburn College Work Program not only makes a degree more attainable, it adds a new dimension to the collegiate experience. We literally rely on you, our students, to run the day-to-day operations across the campus. You’ll be included in campus planning committees. You’ll manage other students in the program. And, you’ll witness daily just how strong the connection is between your success and our success as a college.

Come to Blackburn College for a connection with an institution like no other. A place where not only do you get a high-level college education, but you get the experience of actually helping run the campus; experience for life. That sort of investment, in both the college and the students, is what makes Blackburn College a place where leaders rise.