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Blinn recognizes 1,917 honors students

College names 841 students to the prestigious President’s Scholars List

May 24, 2017

More than 1,900 Blinn College students earned academic honors during the Spring 2017 semester, the College announced today.

Blinn named 841 students to the prestigious President’s Scholars List, including 463 who completed the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). An additional 1,076 students earned placement on the Deans Scholars List.

To be named a President’s Scholar, students must earn a 3.75 GPA, complete at least 12 credit hours (excluding developmental courses), and pass all their courses. To earn Dean’s Scholar recognition, students must attain a 3.25 GPA, complete at least 12 credit hours (excluding developmental courses), and pass all their courses.

The full list of honors students is available at www.blinn.edu/honors.html.

“It is a privilege for us to recognize these students for their incredible achievement,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, District President/CEO. “Their hard work and commitment to the future will serve them well as they transfer to elite four-year universities and embark on exciting career opportunities.”

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 34.2 percent ranks second in the state and far exceeds the statewide average of 21.1 percent.

In addition to transfer agreements with the state’s leading four-year universities, Blinn is home to pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM (Transfer Enrollment at A&M) Program and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn.

In Fall 2018, Blinn will open a new location at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus, creating a new educational community combining a major university system and a community college at a single physical location. This co-location will allow Blinn students to transfer seamlessly to leading universities throughout The Texas A&M System in the years to come. The site also creates opportunities for Blinn to partner with other organizations and institutions located on the RELLIS Campus, including high-end, innovative, private research and development companies, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

According to the THECB, out-of-district students taking 30 credit hours during the 2017-18 academic year will save $3,717, or 41.9 percent, compared to state residents at the average Texas public university. In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 200 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Blinn students and prospective students also can register for external scholarships and participate in grant programs.

Registration currently is available for Blinn’s Summer and Fall semester. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.