Blinn College

Tel: (979)830-4000
18,383 students
Public institution

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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 18,383 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Blinn College is the only community colleges within Washington County, TX.
The nearest community college is Lone Star College System (54.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 478 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Blinn College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 478 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 18,383 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,383 students
1,282 students
Blinn College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
22:1
Blinn College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
9,909 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 8,474 students
1,017 students
Blinn College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
19%
7%
Blinn College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
12%
% White
64%
57%
Blinn College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Blinn College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Blinn College 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. 0.47 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,872 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 64% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,120 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 46% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,872 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,120 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,163 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
89%
Source: 2013 (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 $3,538 per year for in-state students and $5,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,720 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.