Germanna Community College (GCC)

2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA

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Germanna Community College, located in Locust Grove, was founded in 1970. In addition to the Locust Grove Campus, the school maintains locations in Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Culpeper. The school is a member of the Virginia Community College System, which operates 23 community colleges throughout the state. The school is named after a settlement that used to house German Miners near the Rapidian River at what is now called Germanna Ford. The school is a public two year institution that is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for residents of its service area, which includes the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, Culpeper, Orange, Madison, and Stafford.

Academics

Germanna Community College has an enrollment of nearly 10,000 annually, and provides a large number of programs aimed at assisting them pursue academic transfer opportunities or careers through training programs. Students seeking academic transfer will complete a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education and upon completion will apply to colleges and universities. If accepted, the student will complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree at their new college or university. Students applying to public state schools in Virginia will find agreements in place that ease transfer requirements if certain criteria are met. Private and out of state schools will have varying admissions requirements, and as such it is recommended students seek the aid of a counselor if they wish to transfer.

Career training programs assist individuals in pursuing long term employment through education and skill development in one of the many high demand fields available for study. Programs are taught by experienced and qualified faculty, many of whom have real world experience and supervise practical courses that give students the opportunity to train in simulated real world conditions while ensuring student safety. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency and encourages employer confidence.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Any individual interested in attending Germanna Community College may do so if they are a high school graduate or 18 years of age or older as per the school's open enrollment policy. Individuals must submit an application and pay all associated fees, as well as supply transcripts and test scores if available. Some students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school  to determine the extent of a given student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and it is recommended that the application be completed in a timely fashion.

To get more information on other community colleges in Virginia and compare transfer rates, visit our community colleges in Virginia details page where you can find a complete list of community colleges including information on tuition and enrollment.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $8,800-$10,580
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $120-$140 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $290-$350 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid37%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships31%$4,162
Receiving Student Loans3%$2,890

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Germanna Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for GCC, versus those community colleges in Virginia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 GCCOrange CountyVirginia
Graduation Rate16.5%-21.4%
Transfer-out Rate14.6%-11.8%

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The list of schools below are popular among students transferring out of Germanna Community College. Visit the following school profiles to get admissions information, including admissions requirements and contact information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (A, C)

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technology (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention and Treatment Professions (C)
  • Nursing (A, C)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (C)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C)
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician (C)

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts (C)
  • Design and Visual Communications (C)

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