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Blinn’s Enrollment Up for 5th Consecutive Spring

Student count increases, but hours in the classroom soar

Spring enrollment at Blinn College climbed past 16,600 students this semester as the College marked another milestone increase in population. Blinn’s student body has increased every Spring since 2007.

Overall, enrollment at Blinn’s four campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy increased 1.23 percent, but the number of hours students are taking climbed a whopping 7.13 percent. Enrollment officials say the increase in contact hours—which soared past 3.3 million hours—means individual students are taking more hours and making more efficient use of their time in school.

Blinn’s home campus in Brenham enrolled 2,377 students and grew by 5.69 percent. Contact hours increased over 2011 totals by more than five percent.

The College’s largest campus in Bryan enrolled slightly fewer students than Spring 2011 for an enrollment of 11,085 students. Contact hours at the campus are up 3.09 percent.

Blinn’s Schulenburg campus enrollment increased by 2.63 percent, while enrollment in Sealy grew by 2.04 percent.

Colleges and universities across Texas this Spring are being impacted by the requirement for most new students to show proof they received a bacterial meningitis vaccination before attending classes on campus. Despite a state-wide information campaign to make students aware of the new requirement, the overall impact on enrollment numbers may not be clear for some time.

Location

Spring 2012

Spring 2011

Percentage Change

Brenham

2,377

2,249

5.69 %

Bryan

11,085

11,327

-2.14 %

Schulenburg

195

190

2.63 %

Sealy

150

147

2.04 %

Distance Education only

912

831

9.75 %

High Schools

1,699

1,299

30.79 %

Prisons

135

184

-26.63 %

Total Enrollment

16,609

16,407

+1.23%

Total Contact Hours

3,303,144

3,083,392

+7.13%