The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) promotes educational attainment and bachelor's degree completion by allowing students to be jointly admitted and concurrently enrolled at Linn-Benton Community College and one of our four-year university partner schools. Students complete a single admission application and may combine credits for financial aid eligibility.  Previously referred to as the "Dual Enrollment Program", DPP was established in 1998 by Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. Currently LBCC partners with Oregon State University, Oregon Tech, and newly added partner school - Western Oregon University.

  • Improve student access, success, and baccalaureate degree completion.
  • Expand student options for college-level services and curriculum.  Improve academic program articulation.
  • Facilitate university/community college dual enrollment.
  • One application process and fee for admission to both institutions.
    (Note: Graduate students are not eligible for DPP)
  • Financial aid administered by one campus.
  • Academic advising available on both campuses.
  • Tuition savings for students.
  • Greater access to more classes and flexibility in scheduling
  • Student services and college life on both campuses.
  • Access to library and computer resources on both campuses.
  • Easier transition from community college to university.
  • Improved academic program articulation and course transfer

Student Resources:

Make the most of your student experience by taking advantage of resources on both campuses. 

Here is a link to OSU's Degree Partnership FAQ's that are full of information.

Western Oregon University's Transfer Pathways website


Here is a link to a short video that is a good overview of the program.  This video is geared toward Degree Partnership with OSU, but it does give a good idea of how the program works regardless of partner school.
Click below for some promotional material for DPP.  

OSU/ LBCC Degree Partnership Program Flyer

WOU/LBCC Degree Partnership Program Flyer

DPP Contacts:

Linn-Benton Community College
Phone: (541) 917-4237
Partnerships Office is located at LBCC's Albany campus (MKH-111)

Oregon State University
Rick DeBellis, OSU Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: (541) 737-2790

Jose Ceja Garibay, Transfer Student Services Manager
Phone: (541) 737-2562

Western Oregon University
Dr. Kristin Mauro, Director of Transfer Pathways
Phone: (503) 838-8732