LFCC Achieves National Ranking

For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has achieved national ranking in the top 50 fastest-growing public two-year colleges by Community College Week.  LFCC ranked 32nd in the nation with a 3.8% change in enrollment, according to the information published on November 26, 2012.  The ranking follows the May 2012 acknowledgement that LFCC was the fastest growing community college in Virginia.  The data focused on Fall 2010 enrollment and Fall 2011 enrollment, with LFCC showing an increase of 265 students to a total of 7,270.

 “It is a great achievement for the College to make this national ranking,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC President.  “These enrollment increases are a reminder of how important LFCC is to the community.”

 Other VCCS institutions in the ranking include Germanna Community College at 45th  and Piedmont Virginia Community College at 47th.  The listing can be found at:    http://www.ccweek.com/News/templates/pdfs/Fastest-Growing/Fastest-Growing2012/Fastest-Growing12-5000-9999.pdf.

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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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