Blinn College: Narrative Description

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902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833-4049
Tel: (979)830-4000
Admissions: (979)830-4140
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Houston. Endowment: $29.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1692 per student. Total enrollment: 14,057. 4,561 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 36 states and territories, 42 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1728 full-time, $67 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4000 full-time, $135 per hour part-time. College room and board: $3700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist student ministries, Blinn Ethnic Student Organization, Circle K. Major annual events: Homecoming, Blinnfest, Transfer Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 950 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. W. L. Moody, Jr. Library plus 1 other with 130,000 books, 700 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $745,933. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 10,900. Brenham is a suburban community enjoying temperate climate. The city has libraries, and churches of various denominations. Railroad, bus lines, and major highways serve the area. Part-time employment is available for students. There are motels and apartment houses available for student housing. Brenham has hospitals, and civic and fraternal organizations are active within the area. Local recreation includes theaters, hunting, fishing, golf, and sports.

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