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Blackburn College Demographics & Diversity

Carlinville, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Blackburn College are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Blackburn College students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 13%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Blackburn College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Blackburn College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Blackburn College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Blackburn College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 226
Women 340

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Blackburn College serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Blackburn College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,165 per year

66% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
566
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6.8%
Part time Undergrads 3.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143288 IPEDS survey data for Blackburn College.