Education

Brenham Independent School District

Brenham is proud of the Brenham Cubs! Brenham Independent School District was the first public school system in the State of Texas. BISD serves approximately 4,900 students enrolled on eight campuses. BISD holds a 'B' rating from the Texas Education Agency; this includes 12 Academic Distinctions with all campuses meeting or exceeding standards. BISD also has the lowest tax rate of area districts and earned a perfect score on the state’s fiscal accountability rating. 

Burton Independent School District

Burton Independent School District serves approximately 520 Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Burton ISD offers a unique academic journey with innovative approaches to learning for each individual student in attendance. BISD is proud of the many student accomplishments in academics and extracurricular activities where district, area, regional, state, and national titles have been awarded. Burton schools continuously achieve strong fiscal management, maintain a forward-thinking approach to facilities planning, surpass educational accountability measures, and have a community that supports all educational initiatives. It’s a great time to be a Burton Panther!

Blinn College

Founded in 1883, Blinn College was the first county‐owned public junior college in Texas. Blinn is a fully accredited two‐year college and offers courses both online and on its five campuses located throughout its 13-county service area. Blinn offers associate degree, academic transfer, certificate programs, workforce training, and continuing education for over 17,000 students. The A.W. Hodde Technical Education Center located in the Brenham Business Center offers state‐of‐the‐art technical training and workforce readiness programs.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is located a short 30 minute drive from Brenham. TAMU opened its doors in 1876 as the state’s first public institution of higher learning. TAMU is a Tier‐One research‐intensive university with more than 133 undergraduate, 175 master’s degree, and 92 doctoral degree programs. TAMU faculty researchers generate more than $1.131 billion in research expenditures creating an atmosphere of innovation for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Texas Aggies are a NCAA Division 1‐A school and a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) competing in more than 20 varsity sports. 


Brenham is accessible to many of Texas’ premier higher education centers. Whether you are looking to tap into the advanced technology coming out of top research facilities, attract talented graduates for your workforce, provide continuing education for your employees, or find the right post‐secondary opportunity for your children, there are multiple attractive options less than two hours from Brenham.