Educational institutions in and around Blackford County provide world-class programs at all levels from pre-school to college, including graduate levels of study.
Pre-school Through 12th Grade
The Blackford County School Corporation serves more than 1,700 children from kindergarten through the 12th grade in five school buildings. Blackford County Schools consistently performs well above state averages on the statewide ISTEP+ test and offers a wide selection of curricular options for college and career bound students. Additional data such as enrollment, graduation rates, and standardized test scores, may be found here.
Private schools in the area include Blackford Baptist Academy, offering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education, and St. John’s Riedman Memorial School, offering pre-kindergarten through 6th grade education.
Colleges and Universities
Blackford County provides easy access to premier post-secondary institutions of all types:
- Taylor University (Upland, IN) – 5 miles #1 Regional College in the Midwest
- Ivy Tech Community College – East Central (campuses in Marion – 15 miles, Muncie – 25 miles, Anderson – 45 miles, and New Castle – 45 miles)
- Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) – 21 miles
- Ball State University (Muncie, IN) – 26 miles
- Huntington University (Huntington, IN) – 36 miles
- Anderson University (Anderson, IN) – 45 miles