Linn-Benton Community College was established in 1966 as a two-year public college and offered its first classes in the fall of 1967. Supported by tuition, local property taxes and state revenue, the college is directed by an elected, seven-member Board of Education. LBCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities. Courses are approved by the Oregon State Board of Education. LBCC has multiple locations in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, and Sweet Home.
Each year, more than 22,000 students take at least one class at LBCC, with more than 7,000 attending full time, making LBCC one of the largest community colleges in Oregon. About 30% of local high school graduates come directly to LBCC after graduation. The average age of our full-time students is 23.
More Than 80 Programs And Certificates Offered
- Associate degrees that take you directly into the workplace
- Transfer degrees land you into university at junior level
- Certificates to master a specific skill
Great Things To Know:
- Our in-state tuition and fees are less than half of what you would pay at a state university and much less than private schools
- Average class ratio is 21:1 student to instructor – our small classes mean more personal attention
- More than 32 clubs and groups; develop your interests, connect with students
- Campus theater: concerts, plays, community events
- Weight room & gym plus tennis and sand volleyball courts
- Free tutoring and computer labs
- Free bus transportation with student ID
- Free parking
Our largest campus is in Albany and has a cafeteria, restaurant, café, student coffee shop, full library, computer labs, Learning Center and a bookstore with collegiate gear, clothing, snacks, and drinks.