Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645-0000
Tel: (540)868-7000
  • 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 37:1.
  • 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 is Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (33.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 206 teachers has grown by 47% 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
Lord Fairfax Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,996 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,996 students1,577 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:137:1
Lord Fairfax Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,952 students717 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,044 students860 students
Lord Fairfax Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lord Fairfax Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lord Fairfax Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lord Fairfax Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lord Fairfax Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lord Fairfax Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Lord Fairfax Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
Lord Fairfax Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Lord Fairfax 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.0.300.62
Lord Fairfax Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lord Fairfax Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,700$29,600
Lord Fairfax Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,199 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,037 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,199$4,711
Lord Fairfax Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,037$10,146
Lord Fairfax Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
Lord Fairfax Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,750$11,000
Lord Fairfax Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,806$5,500
Lord Fairfax Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
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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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.