With historical roots established more than 131 years ago, Blinn College offers academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes for more than 19,000 students on its four campuses and its comprehensive online course offerings. The premier two-year college in Texas, Blinn College ranks among the nation’s leaders at transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordability.
The A.W. Hodde, Jr., Technical Education Center marks an important partnership between education and local industries. This 12,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility houses current programs and laboratories that will support the educational and training needs of the area well into the 21st century. When leaders from Blinn College and local industries met to discuss the workforce needs of the area, it was clear that there was an immediate demand for local training that would help develop a quality, viable workforce in Washington and surrounding counties. With the generous donations from local businesses, associations, independent school districts, financial institutions an individuals, this vision became a reality in December 2009.
Established in 1875, Brenham had the first public school in Texas. Brenham ISD is the largest public school in the county with an enrollment of over 4700 students. The district covers an area of 439 square miles and includes the communities of Brenham, Chappell Hill, Independence, and Washington-on-the-Brazos which is the Birthplace of Texas.
Brenham CTE's mission is to provide opportunities for all students to acquire advanced academic and technical skills needed for entry into today’s global workforce as well as post-secondary education in order to become contributing members of their community. Their vision is that every Career and Technical Education student will graduate ready for college, a career, and a life in an ever-changing global workforce and multicultural society.