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Top Reasons to Attend Community College

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According to data from the Community College Research Center, approximately 44% of undergraduate students attend community colleges and even more apply community college credit toward their bachelor’s degrees. Why do so many students choose community colleges like Blinn? There are a lot of great reasons:

Blinn professors are committed to classroom excellence and student achievement. Students who graduate from Blinn’s technical programs have some of the highest certification exam pass rates in the state, and Blinn students who transfer to four-year universities have high success rates thanks to the strong foundation they built at Blinn.

Applying to Blinn College is easy! Simply visit and select Blinn College as your institution to begin. As an open-enrollment institution, Blinn removes the stress from your application process. Even better, there are no application fees!

Blinn’s reputation for helping students transfer to the state’s leading four-year universities has made it a destination college for Texas students. In fact, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 45.9% ranks No. 1 in the State of Texas.

As university tuition rates continue to rise, community colleges such as Blinn continue to offer the greatest value in higher education. During the 2020-21 academic year, Blinn students save 44% in tuition and fees compared to the average state university.

Blinn offers a variety of financial aid options to make your college experience even more affordable. For the 2020-21 academic year, Blinn awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships. Through a single scholarship application, students can apply for approximately 300 endowed scholarships. Additionally, Blinn students can receive academic, athletic, and fine arts scholarships, and our Financial Aid Department can assist you in exploring whether grants, loans, or work-study options would work best for you

At Blinn, our professors are dedicated to your academic success. Whereas professors at universities can have significant research responsibilities and may assign much of their instructional responsibilities to a teaching assistant, Blinn College professors have one goal – to help you succeed in the classroom.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach at community colleges, and that includes Blinn’s six campuses. At the Brenham Campus, Blinn offers on-campus housing, intercollegiate athletics, and an array of student activities for a rich experience both inside and outside the classroom. At the Bryan Campus, more than 8,000 students enjoy a commuter experience just minutes away from Texas A&M, and at the RELLIS Campus, students can dual enroll with one of The Texas A&M University System regional universities also located on-site. In Schulenburg and Sealy, students enjoy Blinn’s outstanding academics at small-town, intimate campus locations.

Community colleges like Blinn offer lots of academic resources to help you succeed. With our campus libraries, learning centers, writing centers, and tutoring services (including online tutoring), you have a team of staff dedicated to helping you make the grade!

At Blinn, we believe that one of the best ways to understand a subject is to roll up your sleeves and gain hands-on experience. That’s why our instructors have developed innovative curricula designed to keep you engaged, no matter what subject you are studying.

Community colleges understand that your life is busy, and you need a college experience that works with your busy schedule. That’s why Blinn offers on-campus and online classes with a variety of options, including traditional 16-week courses and accelerated 8- and 4-week options. With May and Winter minimesters and two summer terms, Blinn gives you the option to speed toward your degree or take your time.

Many Blinn degree programs can lead to high-demand, high-wage careers, and we include career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on each program page.

Didn’t perform as well in high school as you would have liked? Community colleges provide a fresh start. With smaller class sizes, attentive professors, and lots of academic resources, you can boost your grade point average while you find the subject matters you are passionate about.

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