LFCC Ranks 1st in Virginia Community College Growth

For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2012

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

Recent data from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) show that the College’s student enrollment for the Spring 2012 semester was 6,750 students.  This represents an increase of 3.94% over the headcount for Spring 2011.  Of all community colleges in Virginia, LFCC had the highest enrollment growth rate in the state.  During the past three and a half years, the LFCC enrollment has increased over 30% and the college has consistently been in the top few fastest growing community colleges in the state during this time frame.

 “To rank first in growth in the Commonwealth is the result of the College’s efforts to meet the needs of the community.  These continued enrollment increases are a reminder of how important LFCC is to the community,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC President.  “With most Virginia community colleges experiencing a decreased enrollment, the increased number of students reinforces the commitment at LFCC to continue our successful efforts.”

 The data was released by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).  J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (serving the Richmond area) ranked 2nd in growth percentage. 

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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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