For many years, Hardin-Simmons University and Blinn College have provided their students with high quality higher education. Under a new agreement signed Monday, June 26, students from Blinn College will have a seamless pathway to earn their bachelor's degrees at Hardin-Simmons.
Per the articulation agreement, more than 100 Blinn courses will transfer toward Hardin-Simmons undergraduate degrees. The agreement goes into effect for the fall 2017 semester and will promote an easy pathway for Blinn students to work on obtaining a bachelor's degree and transferring their hours to Hardin-Simmons. Students may transfer up to 66 credit hours towards an HSU bachelor's degree.
"Hardin-Simmons wanted to reach out to Blinn because we have seen the quality of Blinn students who transfer to HSU and do well," said Dr. Laura Pogue, HSU Dean of General Education. "Specifically in the Fine Arts, we have already established a healthy relationship with Blinn and knew we needed to clarify that pathway for students. We couldn't be more excited to make this partnership official."
The agreement began as a partnership between the Hardin-Simmons College of Fine Arts and Blinn's Division of Visual/Performing Arts and Kinesiology, and recognizes 78 Blinn art, theatre, or music courses.
"This collaboration provides a seamless and affordable pathway for students seeking to earn a bachelor's degree from Hardin-Simmons," said Dr. Mary Hensley, Blinn College District President/CEO. "This is a natural partnership between two remarkable institutions, and a win for high-achieving students across the state."
About Hardin-Simmons University
Hardin-Simmons University, located in Abilene, provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs. Combining its commitment to academic excellence and a concern for the development of the total person with a distinctive Christian perspective, Hardin-Simmons serves students through quality educational programs designed to provide an education enlightened by faith. For more information, visit
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Brenham-based Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit