College Overview

Each year, more than 22,000 students take at least one class at Linn-Benton Community College, nearly 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.

Established in 1966 as a two-year public college, students attend LBCC for many reasons: to earn an associate’s degree or a transfer degree to a four-year college program; to obtain employment training; to improve existing employment skills; or to enrich their lives through continuing education.

LBCC’s 104-acre Albany campus is located just 10 miles east of Corvallis. Students can access academic support in the Learning Center and Library on campus. The college has a campus bookstore, a small theater, a gym, and recreation areas for student use. Dining facilities include a cafeteria operated by students of the Culinary Arts program, a cafe, and a student-run coffee house.

The Corvallis and Lebanon Campuses offer credit and non-credit classes to students. Classes in Corvallis are taught in two locations: the Benton Center and Chinook Hall. Classes in Lebanon are taught at three locations: the Advanced Technology Transportation Center, the Healthcare Occupations Center, and the Lebanon Center. The LBCC Horse Center houses the Equine Management program just 1.5 miles north of the Albany campus.

Parking at the college is free, with designated spaces to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. Students are encouraged to obtain a free parking permit from Public Safety. Parking rules and regulations may be found on the LBCC Public Safety website; see Parking Regulations. Your student ID gives you access to free public transportation between LBCC and downtown Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon, Sweet Home, and other communities in East Linn County.

Our Mission

To engage in an education that enables all of us to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our communities.

Our Values

At Linn-Benton Community College, our values serve as the foundation that inspires our actions and unites us as a community. As responsible stewards, we are committed to:

  • Opportunity: We support the fulfillment of potential in ourselves and each other.
  • Excellence: We aspire to the highest ideal with honesty and integrity.
  • Inclusiveness: We honor and embrace the uniqueness of every individual, and promote the free and civil expression of ideas, perspectives and cultures.
  • Learning: We commit to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve our lives and our communities.
  • Engagement: We openly and actively connect as students, faculty, staff and community.

Core Themes

  • Educational Attainment
  • Cultural Richness
  • Economic Vitality

Governance and Accreditation

Supported by tuition, local property taxes and state revenue, the college is directed by an elected, seven-member board of education.

Linn-Benton Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Courses are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and lower-division courses are approved for transfer to Oregon public colleges and universities. To review LBCC’s accreditation status, review the college's accreditation webpage or contact the President’s Office at 541-917-4200.

Retention, Graduation Rates

In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), retention and graduation rates are available online at