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Study at Blackburn College

Blackburn is in Carlinville, IL. Carlinville is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is classified as a Presbyterian Church (USA) college. Blackburn is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Blackburn offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, media, mathematics, art studies, and education and teaching.

Blackburn Selectivity

Not all applicants to Blackburn are accepted. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 520 in 2007.

The most successful professors at Blackburn are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 617 students study at the school .

Student Life
Blackburn offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Blackburn can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference athletics. The school reports its educational mission is:

"Blackburn College, founded in 1837 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), provides a coeducational Student Enrolment with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens. The Blackburn community values critical and independent thinking, leadership development, respect for all individuals, and lifelong learning. The College fosters a sense of service, community, and moral responsibility through its unique student-managed work program, its collegial concept of shared governance, and its faculty/staff mentor relationship with students. "

Blackburn Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching27elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, English teaching, art Education
Business and Management13accounting, business administration, marketing, MIS, international business, organizational behavior
Media12communication studies
Science10biology, biochem/biophysics courses, chemistry, environmental biology
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts5political science, history, Spanish language, Latin American studies, interdisciplinary studies, English
Art Studies5art studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work0public administration
Contact: BlackburnBlackburn College

700 College Ave

Carlinville, IL 62626

General Phone: (217) 854-3231


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