902 College Ave
Brenham, TX 77833
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 18,220 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 18,220 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,264
  • Out-state tuition: $5,064
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Blinn College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 995 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
Blinn College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
995 staff
262 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 18:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Blinn College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,220 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
8,733 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,487 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
151 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,733 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,487 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,489 students
251 students
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
46%
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% Black
7%
12%
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% White
64%
30%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27.56%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,264 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,064 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,264
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,064
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
66%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Blinn College cost?

Blinn College's tuition is approximately $3,264 for In-State students and $5,064 for Out-State students.

What is Blinn College's ranking?

Blinn College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

School Calendar

View the Blinn College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Fall 2022 16wk, 12wk & 2nd 8wk - Last Day to Drop/Withdraw December 02, 2022 (Friday)
  • Spring 2023 - First Day of Bookstore Vouchers Available December 05, 2022 (Monday)
  • Fall 2022 4th 4wk - Last Day to Drop/Withdraw December 06, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Winter Mini 2022 - Last Day to Receive 100% Refund for Dropped Classes December 18, 2022 (Sunday)
  • Winter Mini 2022 - Last Day to Receive 70% Refund for Dropped Classes December 21, 2022 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 18,220 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,264
  • Out-state tuition: $5,064
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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