Blinn College

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 to Blinn College is Lone Star College System (54.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Blinn College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 493 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blinn College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty493 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Blinn College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Blinn College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment18,850 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:135:1
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# Full-Time Students9,865 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students8,985 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,218252
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
17%
37%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
71%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.460.69
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College Completion Rate
5%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,600$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,264 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,064 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,264$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,064$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or 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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