Lord Fairfax Community College is a two-year public school located in Middletown, Virginia. Lord Fairfax Community College was founded in 1970 and operates three campuses: Fauquier Campus, Middletown Campus, and Luray-Page County Center. These campuses serve the following counties: Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren, and the city of Winchester.
Lord Fairfax Community College offers more than 75 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in areas such as: administrative support, business, engineering, fine arts, information systems technology and healthcare.. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. LFC also offers workforce preparation programs for employees and employers in the business community. LFCC serves more than 7,600 unduplicated credit students and more than 10,450 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Online courses are offered and some degrees can be earned completely online. These degrees include: Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Business Administration, Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in General Studies, and Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Liberal Arts. Other online courses available include topics such as: Psychology, Sociology, Math, English, Information Technology, Public Speaking, Biology, and Foreign Languages.
Lord Fairfax Community College has 7,270 students (all undergraduates) and 466 faculty members, giving the university a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. A typical class has no more than 24 students. Of all faculty members, 70 teach full-time and 396 teach part-time. About 71% of undergraduate students study full-time and 29% study part-time.
The student body contains 63% female students and 37% male students. About 84% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, Hispanic, and Asian. About 72% of students are ages 24 and under with 28% of students being ages 25 and above. About 97% of students are from Virginia, 2% are from out-of-state, and 1% are from a foreign country.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 65% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 44%. The overall graduation rate is 26% and the overall transfer-out rate is 12%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 23% for males and 28% for females.
Lord Fairfax Community College living is estimated to cost $7,630 per year with $3,844 in additional living expenses.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers. Special learning opportunities include teacher certification and distance education.
Tuition costs $3,840 per year for in-state students and $9,603 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,600 per year. LFCC tuition is only about 1/3 of the cost of attending an average 4-year public institution in Virginia. Tuition payment plans are offered.
Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 61% of those attending Lord Fairfax Community College receive financial aid. During the 2011-12 academic year, LFCC awarded in excess of $12.9 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships to more than 3,300 students.
Lord Fairfax Community College has an open admissions policy. To get started at LFC, students must apply for admission, apply for financial aid, take a placement test, watch the orientation video, and finally, pay tuition.
Lord Fairfax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,035
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