Lord Fairfax Community College

Lord Fairfax Community College

Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education located in Middletown, VA. It was established in 1970. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. LFCC enrolls more than 7,500 students every year. LFCC is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

LFCC's athletic department fields both men's and women's sports teams and its athletic teams are nicknamed the Cannons.

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Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown , VA 22645
General Phone: (540) 868-7000

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Lord Fairfax Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts304technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Therapy and Counseling84mental and social health services
Business and Management31business administration, accounting and related services
Engineering Technician17engineering technology, CAD and design
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science
Office and Administration9business support services
Medical Administration7health and medical administrative
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural management
Law6legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts1various performing arts
Mechanics and Repair0industrial electronics tech
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture
Medical Support and Technology0surgical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lord Fairfax Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree4609
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6910
Award of less than 1 academic year841

Lord Fairfax Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lord Fairfax Community College had a total enrollment of 5,655 students (3,076 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 27%
20-21 14%
22-24 9%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown4%
West Virginia1%

Lord Fairfax Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 40 %

Lord Fairfax Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Middletown, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lord Fairfax Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,123
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,326
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Lord Fairfax Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 865900)

Lord Fairfax Community College Faculty

Lord Fairfax Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3233

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*5$63,316
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*9$58,780

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$60,4222*
Associate professoracademic year13$60,38911$55,670
Assistant professoracademic year7$51,5966$52,910
Instructoracademic year5$46,2346$47,393
All faculty totalacademic year30$55,98425$53,284

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lord Fairfax Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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