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Blackburn College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Blackburn College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Blackburn College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Blackburn College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Blackburn landed the #1,130 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Blackburn also holds the #47 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for Blackburn College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Blackburn?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Blackburn College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Blackburn submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 428 and 538. Math scores were between 390 and 460.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Blackburn College  ( 428 to 538 )

SAT Math Scores for Blackburn College  ( 390 to 460 )
Blackburn received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Blackburn College  ( 18 to 23 )

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Blackburn College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Blackburn is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Blackburn College is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Blackburn College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Blackburn College this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Blackburn this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Blackburn

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 482 undergraduates at Blackburn with 467 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

Blackburn Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Blackburn scored 45.77 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  45.77 out of 100
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How Much Does Blackburn College Cost?

The overall average net price of Blackburn is $15,949. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Blackburn

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,116 $12,800 $14,478 $18,931 $19,931

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Blackburn, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Blackburn, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $4,884 a year. That adds up to $19,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Blackburn is 13.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Blackburn Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Blackburn make about $37,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 6% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Blackburn College make the most money.

Location of Blackburn College

Located in Carlinville, Illinois, Blackburn College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Blackburn is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Blackburn College

Contact details for Blackburn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 College Ave, Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-3231

Blackburn College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 15 NA
Business Administration & Management 15 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 NA
Accounting 8 NA
General Psychology 8 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 6 NA
Health & Physical Education 6 NA
Marketing 5 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Blackburn College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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