Convenient, affordable online courses continue to drive Blinn’s summer enrollment growth

Convenient, affordable online courses continue to drive Blinn’s summer enrollment growth

July 16, 2019

The popularity of affordable and convenient online courses continues to drive summer enrollment for the Blinn College District.

Blinn registered 6,249 students for the Summer I semester, a 1.2% increase over 2018, and 4,473 students for Summer II, a 4.6% increase over the previous year.

To meet the growing demand for online courses, Blinn offered 211 online course sections during Summer I and 140 during Summer II. Blinn students can earn 22 awards and degrees entirely online.

“Modern students enjoy the flexibility of taking online courses and advancing toward a degree while still spending time at home, traveling, or working,” said Dr. Marcelo Bussiki, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Each online course offers full credit and transferability, and online students have access to the full range of support services that make Blinn an academic leader.”

For the Summer I term, 3,534 students registered for online courses, a 7.5% increase. Blinn registered 2,161 students on the Bryan Campus, 194 at the RELLIS Campus, and 126 at the Health Science Center.

Summer I enrollment also included 98 students at the Brenham Campus, 62 high school students enrolled in dual credit, and 18 students apiece at the Schulenburg and Sealy campuses.

Blinn totaled 468,672 Summer I contact hours, a 0.9% increase over 2018. Contact hours, the time during which a student receives active instruction, comprise a portion of the state’s funding formula.

For the Summer II term, Blinn again saw significant growth in its online courses, as 2,653 students registered, a 17.2% increase over 2018. Blinn also enrolled 1,384 students at the Bryan Campus, 175 at the Brenham Campus, and 158 at the RELLIS Campus.

Blinn enrolled 41 Summer II students at the Health Science Center, 34 in high school dual credit courses, 18 at the Sealy Campus, and 10 at the Schulenburg Campus.

Blinn totaled 308,432 Summer II contact hours, a 6.4% increase over last year.

Blinn’s Fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 26, and registration is available through Sunday, Aug. 25.

Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the ApplyTexas.org application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at https://my.blinn.edu or in person at the Brenham Campus Administration Building (802 Green St.), Bryan Tejas Center (3125 Texas Ave., Suite 1900), Schulenburg Campus (100 Ranger Dr.), or Sealy Campus (3701 Outlet Mall Dr., Suite 250). Blinn recommends that all students visit with an academic advisor, and students can chat online with an admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at www.blinn.edu/admissions.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate is the highest in the state, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Blinn has partnered with Texas A&M University to develop 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

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students who enroll in 30 credit hours during the 2019-20 academic year save $4,036, approximately 42%, 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.

To learn more about Blinn or to schedule a campus tour, download the Blinn Mobile app, or apply, visit www.blinn.edu.

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