Lord Fairfax Community College

Tel: (540)868-7000
6,996 students
Public institution
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations - the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center - the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester.
School Highlights
Lord Fairfax Community College serves 6,996 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Lord Fairfax Community College is the only community colleges within Frederick County, VA.
The nearest community college is Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (33.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 206 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
College Lord Fairfax Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 206 staff 38 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,996 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 50:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,996 students 839 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 34:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 1,952 students 582 students
# Part-Time Students 5,044 students 847 students
% Asian
2%
6%
% Hispanic
6%
8%
% Black
4%
21%
% White
83%
58%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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. 0.30 0.61

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $9,648. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,603 is less than the state average of $10,167. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $9,648
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,603 $10,167
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69% 87%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • •LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 7,600 unduplicated credit students and more than 10,450 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually. •LFCC offers low tuition rates that are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year institution in Virginia. In addition, the College offers students flexible scheduling options with day, evening, weekend and Internet courses. •LFCC has established numerous transfer/articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities in Virginia, enabling a smooth transition from LFCC to other institutions. •Lord Fairfax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,684 per year for in-state students and $9,118 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,291 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 82%. 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 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.