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Blinn College

902 College Ave, Brenham, TX

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Blinn College, located in Brenham, Texas, was founded 1883 by a Methodist denomination of the Christian church. By 1888 the school has become coeducational, and 1889 changed its name from Mission Institute to Blinn Memorial College in honor of Reverend Christian Blinn, whose financial contribution made establishing the school possible. The school went through restricting in 1927. Becoming a junior college, and by 1937 the school severed ties with previous partner Southwestern University and the Methodist Church. The school's name was once again changed, this time to the current Blinn University. That same year the school became part of the community college district of Washington Country, becoming one of the fifty community colleges currently operating in the state. Since becoming a public institution the school has expanded both physically and its program offerings, with several campus located in nearby regions to further expand its service area and provide residents with a quality education, economic development, and cultural growth.

Academics

Blinn College offers a large number of programs in a variety of fields to provide students the ability to pursue their academic or career goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at a much lower cost than a four year institution. Once students complete their freshman and sophomore years, they may apply for transfer to a four year institution to complete their requirements to obtain a bachelor's degree. Transfer to a public college or university in Texas is facilitated through specific requirements that increase the possibility of admission and a counselor should consulted to assist in course selection for transfer to such schools.

Career programs are often in high demand fields, reflecting the needs of the community. Students entering one of the many programs offered will obtain an education that facilitates the development of skills and abilities to operate as a professional in one's chosen field. Courses will often take place in the classroom as well as practical settings, providing students the opportunity to obtain actual experience prior to entering the workforce. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or diploma that signifies that the individual is qualified for immediate entry into the workforce.

Programs offered include:

The school also offers adult education courses for individuals wishing to finish their high school education, non-credit courses for those pursuing personal interests, and continuing education courses for professionals looking to update their knowledge or their certification/licensure.

Admissions and Financial Aid

As an open enrollment institution, any student who meets the minimum requirements for admission will be accepted upon completion and submission of the admissions application, transcripts, and test scores. Students should also participate in orientation and meet with academic advisor in order to plan one's career or educational future. Registration takes place shortly prior to the start of the semester, with tuition normally thereafter.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistant should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the posted deadline to ensure that funds are disbursed on time. The student aid report resulting from the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility, need, and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional financial information prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure the accuracy of the information provided.

Athletics

The Blinn College Buccaneers Participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the NJCAA Region XIV Athletic Conference. Athletic programs provide students the opportunity to experience personal and group success with other individuals who are working together toward a common goal. The school provides a structured atmosphere for health competition, allowing for the development of a variety of skills, such as teamwork, discipline, good health and perseverance.

Athletic programs offered at Blinn College:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Dance Team
  • Cheerleaders

Additionally the school offers students the opportunity to participate in intramural sports with other students within the school. Intramural sports and events have their own schedules available through the school's website or information center.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,200-$1,400
    • Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,760
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $48-$58 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $200-$240 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships43%$4,535
Receiving Student Loans56%$3,311
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Blinn College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Texas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Blinn CollegeWashington CountyTexas
Graduation Rate6.2%-16.5%
Transfer-out Rate47.6%-20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Bryan Campus

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Texas
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)

Campus: Blinn College

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Blinn College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
63%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
29:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,096