Blackburn College, one of seven work colleges in the U.S., is the only college with a student-managed work program. The work requirement for all students provides an affordable education, meaningful work experience and leadership opportunities. The combination of the work and academic programs for more than 100 years creates a very unique educational experience that produces successful leaders. Blackburn graduates are successful following completion of their degree. 98% of 2014 Blackburn graduates were employed or in graduate school six months after graduation, based on communication with 97.5% of the graduating class.
Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and the college enjoys a very positive relationship with the community. Carlinville has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” and is also the seat of Macoupin County, home to the majestic Macoupin County Courthouse. Carlinville offers a slice of small-town …Americana, with brick streets around the town square, many parks, and historical homes and buildings, while being within an easy drive of the urban center of St. Louis, Missouri.