Linn-Benton Community College: Narrative Description

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6500 Southwest Pacific Blvd.
Albany, OR 97321
Tel: (541)917-4999; Admissions: (541)917-4811; Fax: (541)917-4838; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 104-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.9 million. Research spending 2002-03: $114,328. Educational spending 2002-03: $4215 per student. Total enrollment: 5,453. 3,014 applied, 91% were admitted. Full-time: 2,989 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 2,464 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 47% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2250 full-time, $47.24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6795 full-time, $148.24 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2.76 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: EBOP Club, Multicultural Club, Campus Family Co-op, Horticulture Club, Collegiate Secretary Club. Major annual events: Martin Luther King Celebration, Spring Daze, Children's Winter Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Linn-Benton Community College Library with 40,560 books, 1,166 microform titles, 179 serials, 6,756 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $444,319. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Noted for its rare metals industries, Albany is also in the fertile Willamette Valley, a rich timber area; the valley is one of the leading producers of rye grass seed and mint. The rare metals industries produce tantalum, tungsten, zirconium, hafnium, columbium, and molybdenum. Other manufactured products are plywood lumber, furniture, and mill machinery. The average rainfall is 39.7 inches. Community facilities include a number of churches, a YMCA, Boys Club, a hospital, and many clinics, excellent shopping areas, and a number of civic and service organizations. Part-time jobs are available. Recreational activities are swimming, tennis, and other sports. The World's Champion Timber Carnival in July draws loggers from all over to compete in log rolling, tree topping, axe throwing, and other events.

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