Germanna Community College

  • 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 7,207 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Top Rankings

Germanna Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 152 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Germanna Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty152 staff69 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Germanna Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The Germanna Community College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,207 students2,366 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio47:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,199 students861 students
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# Part-Time Students5,008 students1,505 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
11%
10%
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% Black
14%
22%
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% White
57%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.640.68
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College Completion Rate
32%
34%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,350 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,158 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,350$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,158$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid53%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,918$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Germanna Community College is Eastern Virginia Career College (18.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,399 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.