Administration & Governance


Linn-Benton Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU's processes and standards for accreditation can be found on their site

2020 Standards for Accreditation.

Upcoming Visit

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Linn-Benton Community College on October 11-13, 2023. Learn more here.

Accreditation Reports



The Mission, Effectiveness, Resources, and Improvement Team (MERIT) uses annual and historic performance data to assess the extent to which we have achieved and/or are making progress toward the achievement of our mission and strategic goals. They are responsible for:

  • shepherding the college's work to remain fully accredited,
  • monitoring the assessment of institutional success in fulfilling our mission,
  • identifying areas needing to improve, and
  • developing strategies for improvement.

Contacts:  Ann Buchele and Justin Smith

Please see the MERIT Report Cards for more detailed assessment information.

LBCC Institutional Learning Outcomes.

Strategic Initiative Requests

To apply, please use the Strategic Initiative Request form and speak to a member of Institutional Effectiveness.

Other Documents

IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2022.