2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$19,016

Net Price

66%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

46%

Graduation Rate

9/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Blackburn College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 414. In 2021, there were 5 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

5

Total Enrollment

414

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Blackburn College offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology5
Total Graduates5
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 453 students applied to the Blackburn College. The university admitted 66% and 26% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Illinois universities is 7,762. On average, all Illinois institutions admit 71% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Blackburn College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 67%. Compared to all Illinois four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Blackburn College is 46%, compared to 57% for all Illinois universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare BC to Illinois Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Blackburn College to the average of all Illinois four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

BC

453

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

IL Colleges

7,762

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 35 or 57% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 26 or 43% part-time faculty members employed at Blackburn College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 35 or 57%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

BC

9 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IL Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Blackburn College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $25,570, and the average cost for books and supplies is $400.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Blackburn College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Blackburn College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,820
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,360
Total Living Expenses$11,180
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$25,570
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$400
Total Undergraduate Expenses$37,150
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Blackburn College is $19,016. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Blackburn College to all Illinois universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

BC

$37,150

Cost to Attend

$20,152

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,016

Net Price

IL Colleges

$38,884

Cost to Attend

$15,853

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,618

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 116 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 495 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $20,152.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid495$20,152
Pell Grants301$4,873
Federal Student Loans427$6,171
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Blackburn College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

BC

495

Grant or Scholarship Aid

40%

Grants or Scholarships

301

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

427

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

IL Colleges

3,454

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,580

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

1,665

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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