Linn-Benton Community College

  • Our Mission:To engage in an education that enables all of us to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our communities.
  • 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 10,347 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more 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 (27.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Linn-Benton Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 478 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Linn-Benton Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty478 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Linn-Benton Community College has grown by 94% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The Linn-Benton Community College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 125% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,347 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:128:1
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# Full-Time Students-844 students
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# Part-Time Students-1,227 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
4%
2%
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% White
54%
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
30%
13%
Diversity Score0.610.53
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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 $5,105 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $1,192 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has declined by 84% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,105$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$1,192$8,497
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Tuition NotesThis is the cost for tuition and fees. Our average student takes 14 credits each term and full time attendance is 12 credits each term
% 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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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Civil Discourse Program, Estudiantes del Sol, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, LB Films, Space Exploration

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Livestock Judging
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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Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.