Linn-Benton Community College

  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Linn-Benton Community College is the only community colleges within Linn County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Linn-Benton Community College is Chemeketa Community College (27.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 234 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Linn-Benton Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty234 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Linn-Benton Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Linn-Benton Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,314 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:128:1
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# Full-Time Students2,395 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students2,919 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
-
2%
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% White
85%
66%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
13%
Diversity Score0.270.53
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College Completion Rate
18%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,700$32,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,137 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,757 is more than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,137$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,757$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,960$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,156
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Source: 2016 (or 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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