Blackburn College

Private, Four-years School Located in Carlinville, IL

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How much is the Blackburn tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Blackburn's tuition & fees is $26,758.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $38,538 when a student lives on-campus.

Blackburn Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$26,758
Books & Supplies Costs$400
On-campus Room & Board$9,020
On-campus Expenses$2,360
Off-campus Room & Board$10,000
Off-campus Expenses$3,460
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$28,001

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Blackburn for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $114,449 at Blackburn. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $162,042. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $81,549.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$27,480$39,064$19,737
Sophomore (2024-25)$28,221$40,012$20,164
Junior (2025-26)$28,983$40,985$20,601
Senior (2026-27)$29,765$41,981$21,048
4 Years Total$114,449$162,042$81,549
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$28,221$40,012$20,164
Sophomore (2025-26)$28,983$40,985$20,601
Junior (2026-27)$29,765$41,981$21,048
Senior (2027-28)$30,568$43,003$21,504
4 Years Total$117,537$165,981$83,317
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$28,983$40,985$20,601
Sophomore (2026-27)$29,765$41,981$21,048
Junior (2027-28)$30,568$43,003$21,504
Senior (2028-29)$31,393$44,050$21,972
4 Years Total$120,708$170,019$85,124
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$29,765$41,981$21,048
Sophomore (2027-28)$30,568$43,003$21,504
Junior (2028-29)$31,393$44,050$21,972
Senior (2029-30)$32,240$45,124$22,449
4 Years Total$123,965$174,158$86,973
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$30,568$43,003$21,504
Sophomore (2028-29)$31,393$44,050$21,972
Junior (2029-30)$32,240$45,124$22,449
Senior (2030-31)$33,110$46,224$22,938
4 Years Total$127,310$178,401$88,863

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Blackburn' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
Blackburn College$26,758
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Blackburn and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Blackburn CollegeCarlinville, IL$26,758
Eureka CollegeEureka, IL$28,400
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, IL$55,704
Lincoln CollegeLincoln, IL$19,800
Millikin UniversityDecatur, IL$43,670
Quincy UniversityQuincy, IL$35,740
Trinity Christian CollegePalos Heights, IL$20,325

Financial Aid and COA

At Blackburn College, 402 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $18,819.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Blackburn is $19,719 for students living on-campus and $21,799 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 76 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $14,112 and the average amount of student loans is $5,045.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$38,538
COA (off-campus)$40,618
Tuition & Fees$26,758
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,780
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,860
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,719
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,799
Average Financial Aid$18,819
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship40297%$18,819
Pell Grants23256%$4,676
Federal Student Loan29772%$6,426
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid76100%-
Grants or Scholarships76100%$14,112
Federal Grants4255%$4,449
Pell Grants4255%$4,354
Other Federal Grants811%$500
State/Local Grants4053%$4,353
Institutional Grants7497%$9,616
Student Loan Aid5268%$5,045
Federal Student Loans5268%$5,045
Other Student Loans0--

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Blackburn's acceptance rate is 66.23%. A total of 453 applicants applied to and 300 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 77 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.67%.
To apply to Blackburn, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 4 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants453219$234
Admitted300148$152
Enrolled7741$36
Acceptance Rate66.23%67.58%64.96%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.67%27.70%23.68%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Blackburn College has a total of 382 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 184 male students and 230 female students attending Blackburn. The school offers online degree programs and 50 students enrolled online exclusively (13.09% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate414 184230

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address700 College Ave, Carlinville, IL
Phone217-854-3231
WEBwww.blackburn.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered55 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate64.37%
Yield21.03%
Student Population382
Graduation Rate35%
Retention Rate38%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties36 (Full-time), 17 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs96 (Full-time), 33 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$56,767
Average Staff Salary$55,482