Incoming International Students

Six Reasons to Choose LBCC 

Linn-Benton Community College is a top choice for international students seeking to earn an associate or bachelor's degree. Here are six of the many reasons to further your education at LBCC.

1 | Low cost

Compared with nearby four-year colleges, the tuition at LBCC costs thousands of dollars less. Scholarships are available to international students, which can further reduce expenses. LBCC students even have access to free and low-cost public transportation

2 | Direct path to Oregon State University

Did you know international students can dual enroll at both LBCC and Oregon State University? If you’re seeking a 4-year degree you can complete courses simultaneously at LBCC and OSU, or you can start at LBCC and finish at OSU. Whichever path you choose, you’ll be saving money while receiving a quality education. 

3 | Small class sizes

At LBCC, small class size means more one-on-one time with instructors who know you by name. Our student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1 is significantly better than the state community college average of 28:1.

4 | Opportunities to connect

Looking for ways to get more involved in campus life, make new friends, or enjoy some down time between classes? At LBCC you can choose from two dozen active clubs, consider volunteer opportunities, connect with other students on the LBLive app, or join a co-curricular program in your major of study.

5 | Caring and committed staff

LBCC’s instructors and staff actively seek to connect with students in meaningful ways while supporting the fulfillment of potential in each person who is part of our community. In fact, opportunity and engagement are two of our core values because we care about you and we’re committed to your success. 

6 | Centrally located

LBCC’s main campus is in Albany, which is located in the middle of the Willamette Valley with easy access to shopping, entertainment, and adventure in cities like Portland (68 miles/110 km north) and Eugene (44 miles/71 km south), as well as Pacific ocean beaches (60 miles/97 km west) and the Cascade mountains (80 miles/129 km east). Learn more about our region.

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