Linn-Benton Community College

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321-0000
Tel: (541)917-4999
  • 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 32%.
  • 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 25% over five years.
Linn-Benton Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty234 staff105 staff
Linn-Benton Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,314 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,314 students2,071 students
Linn-Benton Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:128:1
Linn-Benton Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,395 students844 students
Linn-Benton Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,919 students1,227 students
Linn-Benton Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Linn-Benton Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Linn-Benton Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Linn-Benton Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Linn-Benton Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Linn-Benton Community College Black (2007-2012)
% White
Linn-Benton Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Linn-Benton Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Linn-Benton Community College Non Resident (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Linn-Benton Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.51
Linn-Benton Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Linn-Benton Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,700$32,200
Linn-Benton Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,137 is less than the state average of $5,266. 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 $8,611. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,137$5,266
Linn-Benton Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,757$8,611
Linn-Benton Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%81%
Linn-Benton Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,960$15,375
Linn-Benton Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,156
Linn-Benton Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,266 per year for in-state students and $8,611 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.