Linn-Benton Community College

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Tel: (541)917-4999
5,314 students
Public institution
Linn-Benton Community College's mission supports the dreams of our students by providing comprehensive programs and services that are innovative and accessible. We are passionately committed to meeting the educational needs of individuals, businesses and our communities through learner-centered and life-changing experiences.
School Highlights
Linn-Benton Community College serves 5,314 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Linn-Benton Community College is the only community colleges within Linn County, OR.
The nearest community college is Chemeketa Community College (27.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 234 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Linn-Benton Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 234 staff
62 staff
Linn-Benton Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,314 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,314 students 1,371 students
Linn-Benton Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Linn-Benton Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,395 students
779 students
Linn-Benton Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,919 students
1,083 students
Linn-Benton Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Linn-Benton Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Linn-Benton Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Linn-Benton Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Linn-Benton Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
Linn-Benton Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Linn-Benton Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Linn-Benton Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Linn-Benton Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27 0.70
Linn-Benton Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,137 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,757 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,137 $5,664
Linn-Benton Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,757 $10,360
Linn-Benton Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
Linn-Benton Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Linn-Benton Community College was established in 1966 as a two-year public college to serve the educational needs of residents in Linn and Benton counties. The college is supported by tuition, local property taxes and state revenue, and is directed by an elected, seven-member board of education. LBCC's 104-acre Albany, Oregon campus is just 11 miles east of Corvallis. The campus houses a learning resource center, bookstore, 500-seat theater, library, conference facility, and student lounge/recreation rooms. Dining facilities include a cafeteria, a cafe and a restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program. The Periwinkle Child Development Center offers child development classes, daycare and kindergarten. Our modern Activities Center includes a gym, weight room, aerobics room, and sports facilities for basketball, baseball and volleyball. Our Horticulture program has a state-of-the-art greenhouse and organic garden. LBCC's horse management facility is located 1.5 miles from the main campus. Three off-campus centers provide access to classes in Corvallis, Lebanon, and Sweet Home. Community Education and workforce development courses are also offered. LBCC was established to offer a variety of educational opportunities including general education courses, professional technical training, lower-division college transfer courses, continuing education classes, lifelong learning opportunities, distance education, credit courses during evening hours and on weekends, so students can earn a degree without having to attend to class on weekdays, adult basic education programs, and education programs for students with disabilities. LBCC also offers a Degree Partnership Program with Oregon State University in Corvallis, which provides access to both institutions. Linn-Benton Community College has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses are approved by the Oregon State Board of Education, and lower-division courses are approved for transfer to colleges and universities in the Oregon University System.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,575 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Heald College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.