Blackburn College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,950
6.13% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,603
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.67%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.2%
734 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
516
97.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.2%
75 Graduates

About

Blackburn College is a higher education institution located in Macoupin County, IL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Blackburn College were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (13 degrees awarded), General Psychology (11 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blackburn College. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (73 degrees), 8.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blackburn College is $24,950, which is $−3,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Blackburn College is $24,950, which is $−3,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,603.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending Blackburn College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$24,950
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Blackburn College was $24,950. The cost of tuition at Blackburn College is $−3,450 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$15,603
2020 Value
3.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Blackburn College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,603. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Blackburn College grew by 3.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,800
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blackburn College was of $6,800 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 9.41% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 42.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Blackburn College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2019, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.67%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Blackburn College was 8.67%, which represents 15 out of the 173 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Blackburn College received 734 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 734 applicants, 405 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.2% acceptance rate.

There were 516 students enrolled at Blackburn College in 2020, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Blackburn College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
405
Accepted Out of 734

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Blackburn College was 55.2% (405 admissions from 734 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
94
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Blackburn College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Blackburn College has a total enrollment of 516 students. The full-time enrollment at Blackburn College is 504 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Blackburn College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blackburn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 8.91% Black or African American, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.775% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blackburn College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Male (5.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blackburn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 516 students. The full-time enrollment at Blackburn College is 504 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Blackburn College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2020 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Blackburn College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    373
  2. Black or African American
    46
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36

The enrolled student population at Blackburn College is 72.3% White, 8.91% Black or African American, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.775% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 29 students (5.62%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 17 more women than men received degrees from Blackburn College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blackburn College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blackburn College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (13 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (11 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

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 (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 (429,588 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (366,136 people), Other managers (307,653 people), Postsecondary teachers (277,249 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College are English (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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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, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, and Athletes and sports competitors

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College are English (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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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 (843,083 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (672,611 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (635,176 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (411,400 people), and Outpatient care centers (239,429 people).

The most specialized majors at Blackburn College are English (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Blackburn College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 13 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

39
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
56
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Blackburn College, which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (56).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Blackburn College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 6 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Blackburn College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Blackburn College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blackburn College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    73 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blackburn College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    28 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 (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (28 degrees).

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Blackburn College has an endowment valued at nearly $26.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $912k (3.47%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Blackburn College had a total salary expenditure of $15.6M. Blackburn College employs 36 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Blackburn College are Male Professors (19), Female Professors(17), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blackburn College are: Management, with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 10 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

Endowment

$26.3M
2020 Endowment
6.17%
growth from 2019

Blackburn College has an endowment valued at about $26.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Blackburn College grew 6.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.28M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Blackburn College received $4.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.43M
2020 Salaries
5.86%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Blackburn College paid a median of $7.43M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($15.6M) and a 5.86% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.406% growth from 2018 and a 10.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.11M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2020, Blackburn College paid a total of $2.11M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blackburn College were Professor with 36 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blackburn College were Management with 23 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blackburn College was Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

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