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Blinn posts record enrollment during 2017 Winter Minimester

College sees 8.4 percent enrollment, 10.9 percent contact hour increase over 2016 totals

January 9, 2017

A record number of Blinn College students are earning credit toward their degrees during the 2017 Winter Minimester.

Blinn registered a record 1,697 students for the Winter Minimester, an 8.4 percent increase over the 1,565 students enrolled during the 2016 Winter Minimester. Students tallied 83,280 contact hours, a 10.9 percent increase over the previous year.

Winter Minimester EnrollmentBlinn’s minimester enrollment has increased 65.9 percent since 2012, largely fueled by the growth of its convenient online courses. Online enrollment increased 15.4 percent to 1,510 students, while 187 students registered for courses hosted on the Bryan Campus.

Blinn enrolled a school-record 19,422 students during the Fall 2016 semester.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 39.5 percent ranks second in the state and far exceeds the statewide average of 22.0 percent. According to figures compiled by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s, out-of-district Blinn students save 44.3 percent compared to state residents at the average Texas public university and 82.5 percent compared to the average Texas private university.

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. Blinn students and prospective students also can register for external scholarships and participate in grant programs.

Registration for 16-week and first eight-week Spring courses remains open through Jan. 16, with classes set to begin on Jan. 17. College officials encourage early registration for placement in high-demand courses and convenient scheduling.

To register or to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit