Blinn College

902 College Ave
Brenham, TX 77833-4098
Tel: (979)830-4000
18,850 students
Public institution
  • Blinn College exists for the primary purpose of serving educational needs of the people in its service area. Blinn College seeks to provide educational experiences and opportunities that will assist the student in developing intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility and skills and knowledge in support of a productive life. Underlying these basic goals is a strong commitment to instructional excellence through philosophical and financial support. The institution will be alert to the changing educational requirements of the region and endeavor to meet those needs.
School Highlights
Blinn College serves 18,850 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Blinn College is the only community colleges within Washington County, TX.
The nearest community college is Lone Star College System (54.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 493 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College Blinn College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 493 staff 65 staff
Blinn College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 18,850 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,850 students 1,394 students
Blinn College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 34:1
Blinn College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 9,865 students 932 students
Blinn College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,985 students 2,653 students
Blinn College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Blinn College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,218 241
% Asian
Blinn College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Blinn College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Blinn College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Blinn College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Blinn College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
Blinn College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.69
Blinn College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,952 is less than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,824 is more than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,952 $3,168
Blinn College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,824 $4,242
Blinn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 85%
Blinn College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Blinn College, the Junior College District of Washington County, is located in Brenham, Texas, and serves a 13 county service area with campuses in Bryan and Schulenburg. The school was founded in 1883 by the Southern German Conference of the Methodist denomination under the name of Mission Institution. In 1889 the name was changed to Blinn Memorial College in honor of the Reverend Christian Blinn of New York who had donated a considerable sum of money to make the school possible. The institution was originally founded for the purpose of training young men for the ministry, but in the course of time, to meet the demands of the public, academic courses were added. After operating for five years as an institution for men only, Blinn College was made coeducational in 1888. Until 1927 the school was of academy rank. In 1927 the Board of Trustees, under leadership of President Philip Deschner, organized a junior college. In 1930 the school was merged with Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas). In 1934, a new charter was procured by the citizens of Brenham, and a private nonsectarian junior college, under the name of Blinn College, was organized with nine regents as the board of control. In February, 1937, all connection with Southwestern University and the Methodist denominations were severed. An election held in Washington County on June 8, 1937, for the purposes of creating a public junior college district and for levying a small tax, was successful. Blinn thus became the first county-owned junior college district in Texas. The college continues to operate as one of the largest of the state's 50 public junior/community college districts. For both the Associate in Arts Degree (AA) and the Associate in Science Degree (AS), any area of concentration offered at Blinn may be selected. However, traditional areas of concentration for the AA degree are: Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Languages and Speech/Theater Arts. Traditional areas of concentration for AS degrees are: Agriculture, Biology, Business/Accounting, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health/Kinesiology and Mathematics. Blinn College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the courses and programs offered by Blinn College.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,168 per year for in-state students and $4,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.