Germanna Community College

Tel: (540)423-9030
  • 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 7,282 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • 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 152 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Germanna Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty152 staff45 staff
Germanna Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,282 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,282 students1,577 students
Germanna Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio48:137:1
Germanna Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,415 students717 students
Germanna Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,867 students860 students
Germanna Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Germanna Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Germanna Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
3%
6%
Germanna Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
8%
Germanna Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
12%
22%
Germanna Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
71%
57%
Germanna Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Germanna Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Germanna Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Germanna Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.470.62
Germanna Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
25%
30%
Germanna Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$29,600
Germanna Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,350 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,158 is more than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,350$4,711
Germanna Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,158$10,146
Germanna Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid48%78%
Germanna Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,547$11,000
Germanna Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
Germanna Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,996 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.