Lord Fairfax Community College

  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Lord Fairfax Community College is the only community colleges within Frederick County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Lord Fairfax Community College is Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (33.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Lord Fairfax Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 206 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lord Fairfax Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty206 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lord Fairfax Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lord Fairfax Community College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,996 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,952 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students5,044 students860 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
8%
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% Black
4%
22%
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% White
83%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.300.62
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College Completion Rate
35%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,700$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,199 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,037 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,199$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,037$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,750$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,805$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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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