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.
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.
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)
- 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||57%||$4,785|
|Receiving Student Loans||45%||$5,487|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
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)
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Linn – Benton Community College.