Blackburn College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,055
1.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,575
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
783 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
382
98.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.7%
60 Graduates

About

Blackburn College is a higher education institution located in Macoupin County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Blackburn College were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (11 degrees awarded), General Psychology (10 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (7 degrees).

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blackburn College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (65 degrees), 5.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blackburn College is $26,055, which is $−2,275 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Blackburn College is $26,055, which is $−2,275 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,575.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Blackburn College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,055
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Blackburn College was $26,055. The cost of tuition at Blackburn College is $−2,275 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,575
2022 Value
13.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Blackburn College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,575. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Blackburn College grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,895
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blackburn College was of $8,895 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 35.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 42.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Blackburn College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.94%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Blackburn College was 2.94%, which represents 6 out of the 204 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Blackburn College received 783 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 72.8% annual growth. Out of those 783 applicants, 504 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 382 students enrolled at Blackburn College in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Blackburn College has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
504
Accepted Out of 783

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Blackburn College was 64.4% (504 admissions from 783 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 72.8%, while admissions grew by 68%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2021)
24
Scores Submitted (2021)

31% of enrolled first-time students at Blackburn College in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Blackburn College had a total enrollment of 382 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Blackburn College is 376 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Blackburn College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blackburn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 7.85% Hispanic or Latino, 7.33% Black or African American, 2.62% Two or More Races, and 0.262% Asian.

Students enrolled at Blackburn College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (32.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blackburn College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 382 students. The full-time enrollment at Blackburn College is 376 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Blackburn College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Blackburn College was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Blackburn College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    285 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    28 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Blackburn College is 74.6% White, 7.85% Hispanic or Latino, 7.33% Black or African American, 2.62% Two or More Races, and 0.262% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 6 more women than men received degrees from Blackburn College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blackburn College is white (65 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blackburn College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (11 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (10 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Blackburn College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (6 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), and Protective Services (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blackburn College are Physicians (449,367 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (302,141 people), Other managers (301,907 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,906 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,613 people).

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College in 2022 are English (6 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blackburn College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College are English (6 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blackburn College are Elementary & secondary schools (807,497 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (711,621 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (594,838 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (431,124 people), and Outpatient care centers (288,446 people).

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College are English (6 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Blackburn College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 11 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Blackburn College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

42
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
48
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Blackburn College, which is 0.875 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (48).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Blackburn College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Blackburn College in General Psychology, which is 4 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Blackburn College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Blackburn College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blackburn College is white (65 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    38 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blackburn College is white female (38 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (27 degrees).

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Operations

Blackburn College has an endowment valued at nearly $30M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 286k (0.952%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Blackburn College had a total salary expenditure of 16.8M. Blackburn College employs 37 Professors. Most academics at Blackburn College are Male Professor (19), and Female Professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blackburn College are: Management, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Endowment

$30M
2022 Endowment
3.7%
growth from 2021

Blackburn College has an endowment valued at about $30M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Blackburn College grew 3.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.04M
2022 Salaries
2.38%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Blackburn College paid a median of $8.04M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($16.8M) and a 2.38% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.33M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2022, Blackburn College paid a total of $2.33M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blackburn College was Professor with 37 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blackburn College were Management with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blackburn College was Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 18 employees.

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