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Welcome to Blinn College

Dr. Mary Hensley, President/CEO - Blinn College  
Mary Hensley, Ed.D.  

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Blinn College family, I am pleased to welcome you to Blinn College. For more than 130 years, Blinn has offered high-quality, affordable educational opportunities in a uniquely personalized and friendly atmosphere.

The premier two-year college in Texas, Blinn College has one of the nation’s highest percentages of students who transfer to and graduate from top universities (exceeding the state average by more than 20 percent), and has earned national recognition for its affordable educational excellence and its commitment to community service and civic responsibility.

Blinn offers job seekers the skills and credentials they need to succeed in the region’s fast-growing industries, and partners with local businesses to provide skills development training for incumbent employees. Each year, Blinn programs and students make a $345.3 million impact on the local economy.

Blinn has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest accolade an educational institution can receive from the federal government for its commitment to service and civic engagement, five of the last seven years, and received Carnegie Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. That honor places Blinn among the top five percent of colleges and universities in the nation.

Blinn has been recognized as one of the most affordable large community colleges in the nation. Blinn students who take 30 credit hours will save approximately $3,500 in tuition compared to the average Texas public university. We also offer more than 220 endowed scholarships.

And while we’re one of the most widely-recognized community colleges in the state of Texas, we continue to explore innovative opportunities to help you succeed. Beginning in Fall 2015, we are introducing a new initiative, “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” in which we will use learning communities to help first-year college students make the transition from high school through learning communities that give each student a strong support system as they adapt to a college workload.

With a focus on students and teaching excellence, Blinn offers a robust and modern variety of academic transfer courses, health science programs, workforce training and continuing education classes for almost 20,000 students. We serve students throughout a 13-county district that encompasses four unique campuses in Bryan, Brenham, Schulenburg and Sealy, and our flexible online programs allow you to study from anywhere in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Blinn College. Schedule a tour with us today and let us show you why Blinn College is the “Proven” choice for all your educational needs.

Mary Hensley, Ed.D.
District President/CEO

Blinn College

Contact information:

Becky Krebs
Assistant to the President

Executive Council Members

Mary Hensley, Ed.D.
District President/CEO

Melvin E. (Mel) Waxler, J.D., M.P. Aff., M.Ed.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Kelli Shomaker, C.P.A.
Senior Vice President Finance & Administrative Services/CFO

Dennis Crowson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Student Services

Vice President Instruction

Karen Buck
Assistant Vice President Instruction

Jimmy Byrd, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director Bryan Campus


Blinn College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ( to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Blinn College.

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