Blinn College Trustees Discuss Summer And Fall Enrollment

Screen shot from Blinn College document presented during the August 17, 2021 board of trustees meeting.
Screen shot from Blinn College document presented during the August 17, 2021 board of trustees meeting.

Blinn College trustees are told at their last meeting to anticipate fall enrollment going down compared to last year.

Chancellor Mary Hensley reported during this month’s board of trustees meeting that fall enrollment is 11 percent down from the same date last year, and down 21 percent from last year’s official reporting date.

Dr. Hensley says Blinn is not alone. She told trustees the last time she checked, all but about three of the state’s 50 community colleges were projecting lower numbers.

The chancellor and chief financial officer Richard Cervantes also answered questions regarding student housing in Brenham, saying rooms remain available for the fall semester.

Vice chancellor for student services Becky McBride reported enrollment during the second summer session that there were 3,920 students district wide. That’s a decrease of 747 students from Blinn’s record setting headcount during the same period last year.

Last summer, all classes were online. This year during the second summer session, 232 students took classes in person. 109 were Bryan campus students, 53 were high school students, 38 were RELLIS campus students, and 19 were Brenham campus students.

Click HERE to read and download the Blinn College enrollment report for the 2021 second summer session.

Click below for comments from the August 17, 2021 Blinn College trustees meeting. Speakers include Becky McBride, Mary Hensley, and Richard Cervantes.

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