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  • About Linn-Benton Community College

    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
    • Small class sizes: average 21:1 student to instructor ratio
    • 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
    • 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.

    Additional locations include: Corvallis Benton Center, Lebanon Center and Sweet Home Center, which offer credit and non-credit classes. The Benton Center is only about one mile from Oregon State University, giving easy access to both colleges.

    What's to do?
    It’s an easy drive to ski slopes and ocean beaches, as well as some of the country’s best rock climbing and white water areas. If you prefer city life, you can enjoy shopping and entertainment in nearby Salem, Eugene and Portland.

    Getting started is easy!

    For more information, contact Admissions: 541-917-4811, admissions@linnbenton.edu


    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 percent of local high school graduates come directly to LBCC after graduation. The average age of our full-time students is 23.

    LBCC 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 is guided by its Mission and College Values.