Fairfax Community Colleges

In Fairfax, Virginia, you can find 2 community colleges serving 2,660 students.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian).
The student:teacher ratio of 190:1 is more than the 34:1 state average.

Fairfax, VA Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • FairfaxStratford University
    Private for-profit
    3201 Jermantown Road
    2,230 students
  • Fairfax
    Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Private for-profit
    8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    430 students
Recent Articles
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Did You Know?
For Fairfax County public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $12,412 per year for in-state students and $13,970 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,154 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Fairfax County is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Fairfax County 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Fairfax County is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.