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Linn – Benton Community College (LBCC)

6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR

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Linn-Benton Community College, located in Albany Oregon, is a two year public institution founded in 1966 to serve the needs of Linn and Benton counties. The school began operations in 1967 and received funding to construct a permanent campus in 1970 through a voters bond initiative. The school provides a variety of opportunities for students and offers a number of services for students and the community. Counseling, career guidance, employment opportunities, local business development, family resource and education programs and a multitude of others are available through LBCC's campus. The School is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Academics

Linn-Benton Community College offers a large number of programs resulting in certificates or associate degrees. These programs cover a variety of fields for the purposes of general education, transfer, or career and technical training. Academic programs serve as the first two years of a four year education, providing lower division courses at a low cost and allowing for transfer to a four year institution, particularly with school in the University of Oregon System with which the school has a transfer agreement in place. Career and technical programs provide specialized education in a given field, providing the skills and knowledge necessary to begin working immediately in the workforce upon completion. These programs may result in an associate degree or certificate, with certificate programs generally being shorter due to a lack of general education courses in the curriculum.

Programs offered include:

The school also offers continuing education courses for professionals wishing to renew their credentials, adult education programs for individuals wishing to complete their high school education, distance learning opportunities for those that require a more flexible schedule or have difficulty with long distance transportation, and individual non-credit courses for those who seek to take a class in a topic that interests him or her.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at Linn-Benton Community College must be eighteen years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to enter a degree granting program. The school operates with an open-enrollment policy, and allows any student that meets minimum requirements to be accepted into the school. The school requires students to supply a completed admissions application along with all pertinent transcripts and to take a placement exam prior to registration for classes.

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and work study programs. Students must complete a variety of student aid forms available through the school's website in order to determine eligibility and disburse awards. Students may contact the school for further financial aid assistance, or may visit LBCC's financial aid page on the website in order to review materials and peruse resources.

Athletics

Linn-Benton Community College participates in a number of intercollegiate athletic activities. The school provides up to date facilities, excellent coaching and a tradition of excellence to students interested in participating. Students are encouraged to join an athletic program, as it provides discipline and teamwork, as well as travel and social opportunities.

Athletic programs offered:

  • Volleyball (Women Only)
  • Basketball
  • Baseball (Men Only)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,900-$4,700
    • Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,790
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $94-$110 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $210-$260 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$4,785
Receiving Student Loans45%$5,487
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Linn – Benton Community College may provide services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for LBCC compared to community colleges in Oregon, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 LBCCLinn CountyOregon
Graduation Rate16.0%-19.1%
Transfer-out Rate16.2%-20.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Linn – Benton Community College

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)

Campus: LBCC East Linn Workforce Development Center

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2011)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Linn – Benton Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
18

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,650