Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 6,337 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 6,337 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,199
  • Out-state tuition: $10,037
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 21%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lord Fairfax Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 352 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lord Fairfax Community College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
352 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lord Fairfax Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Lord Fairfax Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,337 students
2,063 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,889 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,448 students
1,220 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
394 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,889 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
101 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,448 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
9%
12%
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% Black
4%
20%
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% White
79%
52%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.35
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
43%
38%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,700
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,199 is more than the state average of $3,748. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,037 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,199
$3,748
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,037
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
63%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,750
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lord Fairfax Community College cost?
Lord Fairfax Community College's tuition is approximately $4,199 for In-State students and $10,037 for Out-State students.
What is Lord Fairfax Community College's ranking?
Lord Fairfax Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 6,337 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,199
  • Out-state tuition: $10,037
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 21%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,748 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 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 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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