Blackburn College is a private, 4-year institution established in Carlinville, Illinois, and is one of under ten federally recognized work colleges in the US. The college’s Work Program is student-managed, and it offers students the opportunity to learn and reduce their tuition simultaneously. The college features six distinct residence halls, which are each unique in their proximity to various academic facilities, quiet hours, and gender make-up. Students attending campus can visit many facilities of note, including the Renner Art Center and the Bothwell Conservatory of Music.
Blackburn is small liberal arts college where students not only get a great education but a great work experience as well. The work program helps students learn time management skills and build amazing resumes, both things that help our students find jobs more quickly after graduation. An education at Blackburn means that you are not just a number but a student known by the professors on a personal level.
Breanna from Brussels, IL
Blackburn was a life-changing experience for me. At first, I only attended to follow my sister to school. Yet, the work program, small class sizes, and the amazing faculty and staff developed a passion in me that I plan to pursue through graduate school and beyond.