Blackburn College: Review & Facts

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Blackburn College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 585 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1837 and is the only college located in Carlinville, Illinois.

Blackburn College is affiliated with Presbyterian Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
42
Fair
Bachelor's degree is available at Blackburn College.

Blackburn College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 42 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Biology, Criminal Justice, and Accounting and Finance. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
65%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Blackburn College is relatively low at 65% (close to Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Blackburn College is low - 46%.

Student to faculty ratio at Blackburn College is pretty good -- 13:1. Find out more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,500
High
Average tuition charges are high, about $20,000 annually. The additional fees at Blackburn College not covered by tuition are approximately $500; which comes to $20,500 a year.

Read the details about Blackburn College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
55%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 1,078 applications were submitted and 598 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Blackburn College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,100
Medium
Blackburn College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Blackburn College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Blackburn College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 500 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- roughly $4,100 per year.

Based on the college crime information, Blackburn College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Blackburn College Location and Maps



Post Address: Blackburn College, 700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626, USA
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