StudentLoanHero.com ranks Blinn No. 1 transfer institution among Texas community colleges

Blinn’s academic excellence, articulation agreements, and innovative partnerships make it a state-wide leader

November 1, 2019

A new report from StudentLoanHero.com ranks Blinn College the best community college in the State of Texas for students seeking to transfer to a four-year university.

StudentLoanHero.com ranks Blinn 27th nation-wide out of 513 qualifying institutions. The site reviewed the transfer and graduation rates of students attending two-year colleges that grant less than half of their degrees and certifications for career or vocational nursing, based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Colleges were ranked based upon the combined percentage of students who graduated with an associate degree or certificate or transferred out within three years of matriculation.

“Blinn is proud to provide students with a first-class education that prepares them for the next step in their lives, whether that is transfer to a four-year university or the beginning of a rewarding career,” said Dr. Marcelo Bussiki, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Last spring, data published in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Higher Education Almanac showed that Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 45.4% ranked No. 1 among the state’s 50 community college districts and almost doubled the state-wide average of 23.1%.

Blinn has established itself as an academic transfer leader by building strong relationships with the state’s top four-year universities. Blinn has transfer agreements with universities across the state and nation, including Angelo State University, Ashford University, Baylor University, Bellevue University, Hardin-Simmons University, Lamar University, Midwestern State University, Prairie View A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Sul Ross State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Galveston, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s College, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the University of Texas at Tyler, the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of Texas Pan-American, the University of Houston, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the University of Houston-Victoria, the University of Phoenix, West Texas A&M University, and Wiley College.

In addition to its many transfer agreements, Blinn has developed pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM Program, the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham. Blinn also is a partner in The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Academic Alliance, which creates seamless pathways for students to earn bachelor’s degrees in related fields from the A&M System regional universities located at the RELLIS Campus.

According to data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students taking 30 credit hours during the 2019-20 academic year will save $4,036 – approximately 42% – in tuition and fees compared to in-state residents at the average Texas public university.

Registration for Blinn’s Winter Minimester and Spring semester is now open. Winter Minimester classes begin Dec. 16 and Spring classes begin Jan. 21, 2020. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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