LFCC Experiences Enrollment Growth

For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) experienced a 4-percent increase in headcount enrollment from fall 2007 to fall 2008 and a 9-percent increase in headcount enrollment from spring 2008 to spring 2009*.

An even greater percentage increase occurred in the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students, which is defined as one student taking 15 student credit hours a semester. From fall 2007 to fall 2008, the number of FTEs increased 10 percent, and from spring 2008 to spring 2009*, the number of FTEs increased 14 percent. Not only are more students enrolling, as demonstrated by the headcount enrollment, but more students are taking an increasing number of credits.

“As is demonstrated by our enrollment numbers, more and more individuals are attending LFCC,” said Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, president of LFCC. “The College is well positioned to educate area residents and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed upon graduating from LFCC. The benefits of attending LFCC are endless. With financial aid options, flexible scheduling and affordable tuition rates, the College is poised to prepare students for a new career or transfer to a four-year institution.” 

For more information about the College, interested individuals may visit http://www.lfcc.edu.

* Spring 2009 enrollment numbers will not be finalized until June 2009.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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