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173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
p. 540-868-7000
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Lord Fairfax Community College

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Lord Fairfax Community College is a three-campus public institution established in 1970, serving the Shenandoah and Piedmont regions of Northern Virginia. A total of eight counties are served by LFCC on campuses at Fauquier and Middletown, as well as the Luray-Page County Center. Besides offering associate degrees in many different subjects, LFCC also offers certificates and workforce preparation programs. More than 7500 students enroll in credit courses every year.

Lord Fairfax CC receives its accreditation to award associate degrees from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (404-679-4500). In addition, LFCC belongs to the American Association of Community Colleges.

With over 75 associate degree programs and certificates available, students have a wide range of options on which to build an education at LFCC. For students who wish to start working immediately upon completion of a two-year program, they can pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Degrees are awarded in Administrative support Technology; Business, with options in Accounting and Management; Engineering, Construction and Industrial, with General Engineering and Civil Engineering as a focus; Information System Technology, with specializations in Database and Software Development, Network Engineering or Web Applications Development; and Nursing.

Additionally, students who wish to begin a 4-year degree program to be completed at a baccalaureate institution can get a start at LFCC. Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees in Business Administration, Education, General Studies, Science and Liberal Arts (with specializations in Communication, Fine Arts and Philosophy/Religion).

Dozens of certificate programs are also offered at LFCC, in specializations as varied as Office Systems Assistant, HVAC Technology, Real Estate Sales and Nursing Assistant. The Distance Learning program allows students to take classes off-campus and manage their own schedule.

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The admissions process at Lord Fairfax CC will vary depending on the student’s program of choice. All students will begin by completing a general application online. Next, students will take a placement test, which can be bypassed if SAT scores are turned into the admissions office. Regardless, placement tests in math, writing and reading are required. If LFCC standards are not met, students may have to complete additional courses prior to attending college classes.

Applicants to programs in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology will involve a more rigorous application process. A background check may be required (for the EMS Program) or the demonstration of proficiency in the sciences (e.g., Nursing). Check the applications online for full details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to both full-time and part-time students at Lord Fairfax Community College. Students should register for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online and receive a PIN number. Federal aid in the form of grants and scholarships is available. In addition, students may qualify for a low-interest loan subsidized by the federal government or a PLUS loan for parents of students attending LFCC. Work-study opportunities may also be available.

To qualify for scholarships from LFCC, there is an additional application online. Applicants must also authorize the release of transcripts. Deadlines for scholarship applications are in mid-October and mid-March, depending on the semester students plan to begin classes.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5557th for the average student loan amount.
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Student life at Lord Fairfax CC can be as active or as quiet as a student wishes. Each of the three campuses has a number of activities for students. Besides athletics programs, students can be active in the Anglo-Celtic Club, the Fine and Performing Arts Club, the History Club or the Rotoract Club. In addition, student government groups, the Forensics Society, the Scientific Society the Student Dental Hygienists Association and other groups are open to students interested. Greek societies include Phi Beta Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Lord Fairfax’s has a number of athletic programs for students. Men’s and women’s basketball programs are new to the school in 20009, joining men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, flag football and volleyball on the list of athletic programs. Known as the Lord Fairfax Cannons, the school’s impressive efforts to introduce new programs in the midst of a budget crunch was noted by the Northern Virginia Daily. Students wishing to enhance their educational experience by taking part in athletics can do so as a result of these efforts.

Information Summary

Ranks 62nd in Virginia and 2798th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 3 0.04
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.08
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.16
Larceny 15 1.17
Vehicle theft N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Middletown, VA 22645
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population2,921 (N/A urban / 2,921 rural)
Households1,168 (2.50 people per house)
Median Household Income$43,185
Families847 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5110

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3523rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,675 $3,675 $8,973
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $330 $330 $870
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $123 $123 $299
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,605 $5,605 $11,443
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,079 $17,079 $22,917
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,449 $9,449 $15,287

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,660 $3,840 $3,660 $3,840 $9,408 $9,603
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,300 $7,630
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,800 $3,844
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,800 $3,844

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 7 46 52 23 7 1,102 3 1,280
Accounting and Related Services, Other 1 1 6 8
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 2 2 34 38
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 8 1 41 50
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 14 15
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1 8 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 7 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 2 1 37 44
Construction Trades, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 10 10
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 22 28
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 9 10
Engineering Technology, General 1 15 16
Ground Transportation, Other
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 2
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 2 3 1 51 1 59
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 1 10 14
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 3 4
Interior Design
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 10 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 2 12 13 5 3 302 1 349
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 12 21 11 3 413 1 479
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 2 2 32 39
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 2 2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 1
Photography 3 3
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 3 1 57 67
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 6 6
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1 1
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 5 6

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2535th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,785 ($61,073 male / $54,572 female)
Number of FT Faculty 75 (28 male / 47 female)
Number of PT Faculty 463
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,176,575

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