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Blackburn College Joins Shorelight

By Shorelight Team
Published on April 27, 2022

Blackburn College in Illinois welcomes international students! Submit applications today via Shorelight.

Ranked among the Top Liberal Arts Colleges for Social Mobility in the US by U.S. News & World Report, Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, provides students with personalized learning opportunities in a welcoming campus community. Blackburn College is now accepting international student applications through the Partners Portal and gives students the chance to learn and study in America’s Midwest!

Why Study at Blackburn?

  1. Learn professional skills: One of 10 federally recognized work colleges in the US, Blackburn encourages students to build their resume and leadership skills with real-world work experience throughout their degree program.

  2. Get individual attention: With Blackburn’s small class sizes and focused curriculum, students learn closely from both their instructors and peers. Expert faculty support students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals.

  3. Benefit from consistent support: Blackburn curriculum combines work, learning, and service opportunities for a unique combination of theory and practice. Students can look forward to complete support from faculty and staff, every step of the way.

Accolades for Blackburn

U.S. News & World Report

  • #40 –  Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

The Center for Education & the Workforce at Georgetown University

  • Top Performer for Earnings-Price Return - 209% (#1 in Illinois, #10 in the US)

  • Top Performer for Net Price (#1 in Illinois; #11 in the US)

Washington Monthly

  • #87 – Liberal Arts Colleges

Blackburn College Degree Programs for International Students

Check out a few of Blackburn’s undergraduate degree program options for international students.


  • Biology

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Molecular Biology

Computer Science

  • Computer Science

  • Cyber Security

  • Game Design


  • Early Childhood Education

  • Physical Education with K-12 Certification

  • Special Education

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Blackburn College equips students with the skills they need to succeed as they work toward their dream job.

Learn more about Blackburn College >