5o Years in the Making: DPP Celebrates 20 Years


Since it began in 1998, Linn-Benton Community Collegee and Oregon State University’s ground-breaking Degree Partnership Program had a key idea in mind: foster student success and help them complete their educational goals.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of that historic partnership. LBCC President Greg Hamann and OSU President Edward Ray marked the occasion by reaffirming the institution’s commitment to DPP at a signing ceremony held May 4.

The first of its kind in the state, the innovative partnership began in 1998 as the LBCC/OSU Dual Admissions and Enrollment Agreement. It was implemented in fall term of that year for undergraduates in agricultural science, business and engineering, and soon expanded to include all majors.

DPP soon became a model program for community colleges and universities throughout Oregon. To date, approximately 19,000 students have benefited from the partnership.

Through a single application process, DPP students have access to resources at both colleges. They can combine credits for financial aid purposes, and transfer credits seamlessly to OSU to earn their four-year degree.

Find out more at www.linnbenton.edu/dpp.

Photo caption:
LBCC President Greg Hamann , left, and OSU President Edward Ray reaffirm their commitment to the DPP program at a signing held May 4.

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