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

Accreditation Reports

Mid-Cycle Evaluation Report

Mid-Cycle Self Study (2019)

Year One Self-Evaluation

Year Seven Accreditation Self Study

Response to Year Seven Site Visit


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.