Germanna Community College

Tel: (540)423-9030
7,378 students
Public institution
Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It is a two-year public institution of higher education established in 1970. The College takes pride in serving the residents of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties and the City of Fredericksburg.
School Highlights:
Germanna Community College serves 7,378 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Germanna Community College is the only community colleges within Orange County, VA.
The nearest community college is Career Training Solutions (15.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 168 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
College Germanna Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 168 staff
61 staff
Germanna Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,378 has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,378 students 1,296 students
Germanna Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
21:1
Germanna Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,369 students
814 students
Germanna Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,009 students
1,040 students
Germanna Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Germanna Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Germanna Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Germanna Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
9%
21%
Germanna Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
14%
15%
Germanna Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
67%
51%
Germanna Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Germanna Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Germanna Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Germanna Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.68
Germanna Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,170 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,008 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,170 $5,660
Germanna Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,008 $10,250
Germanna Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 52%
89%
Germanna Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Germanna Community College is a public, comprehensive higher education institution in the Virginia Community College System. Located in north-central Virginia, the College has two full-service campuses and offers Associate Degree, Certificate, and Career Studies Certificate programs to a diverse urban and rural population. In 1956, descendants of the original settlers at Germanna Ford organized the Memorial Foundation of Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc. In 1966, the Virginia legislature created a community college system intended to provide higher learning in both academic and technical areas within commuting distance of every citizen of the Commonwealth. A site selection committee recommended that the College be located in the center of its service region. In 1969, the Memorial Foundation of Germanna Colonies donated 100 acres of property along the Rapidan River to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the location of a community college. On June 5, 1969, the College Board unanimously chose the name Germanna Community College to recognize this generous gift and the local history associated with it. The Locust Grove campus is located on Route 3 midway between Culpeper and Fredericksburg. The campus consists of 100 beautifully wooded acres adjacent to the Rapidan River in Orange County. The campus building of approximately 65,000 square feet includes classrooms, laboratories (including a state-of-the-art Technologies Laboratory), a wellness center, bookstore, administrative and faculty offices, a library, information services, business office, and student lounge. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts and a playing field, as well as nature trails, jogging paths, and a picnic area. Germanna Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate degree. In addition, the AAS nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and both the AAS nursing and the practical nursing certificate programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,276 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.