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.
GCC 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.
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.
Academic 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.
Select 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.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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: $4,100-$4,900
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,220
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $140-$160 per unit
- Out-of-State: $310-$370 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||50%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||41%||$4,156|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$4,833|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Germanna Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- 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 this school, versus those community colleges in Virginia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Germanna Community College||Orange County||Virginia|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2013)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1976)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Virginia
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Germanna Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Germanna Community College.
- Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, VA (43 miles away)
- J Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA (51 miles away)
- Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA (55 miles away)
- Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA (61 miles away)
- John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA (72 miles away)