For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2010
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
LFCC Enrollment Passes 7000
For the first time in the history of Lord Fairfax Community College, enrollment has exceeded 7,000 students. As of October 13, 2010 the College had a total of 7,045 students enrolled in its credit programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-credit and workforce programs.
“This is an historic moment for LFCC,” said College President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy. “Reaching this enrollment milestone is the result of years of effort by LFCC staff, faculty and administration to provide programs and opportunities that meet the needs of our communities.”
Since fall of 2009, LFCC Middletown Campus enrollment has increased by 6% and LFCC Fauquier Campus by 4%. The number of students enrolled solely in online courses jumped 24% increase and there was a 12% increase in dual-enrollment students. This is the second straight year of significant enrollment increases for LFCC. The College experienced an increase of 13% from fall 2008 to fall 2009.
According to Dr. Thompson-Stacy, “The demand for the programs associated with increased enrollment indicates the importance of LFCC to the localities we serve.”
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.