Blinn’s academic transfer rate ranks No. 1 among Texas community colleges

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data shows that Blinn’s transfer rate almost doubles the state-wide average

March 6, 2019

New data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shows that the Blinn College District is the state-wide leader in transferring students to four-year universities.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 45.4 percent ranks No. 1 among the state’s 50 community college districts and almost doubles the state-wide average of 23.1 percent. Texas Southmost College ranked second in the state with a 37.5 percent transfer rate.

“Blinn’s academic transfer rate is a credit to the dedicated faculty and staff who have committed themselves to our students’ success,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “It also is a testament to our high-achieving students and their determination to pursue their dreams.”

The data set, which will be published in the Coordinating Board’s 2019 Higher Education Almanac, noted that 46.6 percent of Blinn students attend full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester) and 53.4 percent attend part-time.

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 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 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students who enroll in 30 credit hours during the 2018-19 academic year save 42 percent in tuition and fees compared to students at public universities across the state. 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. Current and prospective students can complete a single application to apply for all Blinn scholarships at www.blinn.edu/scholarships.

Blinn’s second Spring 8-week session begins Monday, March 18, and registration is available through Sunday, March 17. New students can register for the Summer and Fall semesters and the May Minimester beginning Wednesday, April 10.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit www.blinn.edu.

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