Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA

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Lord Fairfax Community College, located in Middletown Virginia, was founded in 1970 and a comprehensive, multi-campus higher education institution. The school's two campuses are located in Fauquier and Middletown, and the school also operated the Luray-Page County Center.

LFCC  serves eight localities, providing them with services, workforce development and local higher education resources. The school has an annual enrollment of over 10,000, with over 7,500 of them being credit students. Lord Fairfax Community College is one of 23 colleges that comprise the Virginia Community College System.


Lord Fairfax Community College offers a wide variety of programs that provide career training or academic transfer opportunities for students. Career training programs provide education in a chosen field, and upon completion allows for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional.

Undergraduate students will be provided a mixture of classroom and practical courses, learning techniques and methods necessary for success within the workplace. A program will take between one and two years to complete and results in a certificate or degree demonstrating competency in one's field and assisting in obtaining employment at the entry level.

Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to one's desired school or schools to transfer the earned credits. Once admitted, the student will complete the final two years study, eventually earning one's bachelor's degree.

Students transferring to public Virginia institution will have an easier time through agreements in place that guarantee admission if certain academic requirements are met. Private and out of state schools will have varying requirements that should be researched if one wishes to transfer to such an institution.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Lord Fairfax Community College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that provides a completed application and pays all accrued fees by the start of the semester. Enrollment requirements also include being 18 years of age or having earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Prospective students should also supply all pertinent transcripts and test scores which may be used in lieu of a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss career goals and assist in program choice and curriculum as well as participate in new student orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the need, program eligibility and awards for the student.

Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. Students may be selected at random to provide additional information to verify the accuracy of their FAFSA as part of new regulations governing the disbursement of financial aid.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships53%$4,080
Receiving Student Loans15%$4,637

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Lord Fairfax Community College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Virginia, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

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Graduation Rate32.9%-25.0%
Transfer-out Rate8.3%-12.0%
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Lord Fairfax 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

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

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 Lord Fairfax Community College.

Contact Information

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