Lord Fairfax Community College

Tel: (540)868-7000
7,300 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 7,300 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
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 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 204 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Lord Fairfax 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 204 staff
59 staff
Lord Fairfax Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,300 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,300 students
1,282 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Lord Fairfax Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,107 students
810 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,193 students
1,017 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lord Fairfax Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lord Fairfax Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lord Fairfax Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lord Fairfax Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lord Fairfax Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lord Fairfax Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lord Fairfax Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Lord Fairfax 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. 0.26 0.53
Lord Fairfax Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,005 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,843 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,005 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,843 $10,294
Lord Fairfax Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
Lord Fairfax Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $3,698 per year for in-state students and $9,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,228 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 84%. 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.