Student Achievement

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) evaluates success in student achievement in ways that are consistent with its mission. Student achievement is measured by: (1) enrollment at LFCC within the service region; (2) retention; (3) credit hour attainment; (4) new student Fall GPA; (5) course success; (6) completion; (7) transfer; and (8) employment outcomes.

(1) Enrollment within the LFCC service region

MeasureYearResults
Percent of recent, public high school graduates in the service region entering LFCC after graduationFall 201923%
Percent of previously dual-enrolled students from public high schools in the service region entering LFCC after graduationFall 201942%
LFCC’s share of postsecondary enrollment of residents in the service regionFall 201945%

(2) Retention

MeasureYearResults
Retention rate of full-time, first-time in college students – fall to fallIPEDS Fall
2018 cohort
66%
Retention rate of part-time, first-time in college students – fall to fallIPEDS Fall
2018 cohort
45%
Full‐time Fall‐to‐Spring2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
87%
Full‐time Fall‐to‐Fall2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
65%
Part‐time Fall‐to‐Spring2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
61%
Part‐time Fall‐to‐Fall2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
45%

(3) Credit hour attainment

MeasureYearResults
Number of fall FTIC students who completed 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ in same academic year2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
58%
Number of fall FTIC students who completed 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ by next academic year2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
50%

(4) First semester Fall GPA for entering public high school graduates in the LFCC service region

MeasureYearResults
GPA range – 2.5 to 3.4Fall 201931%
GPA range – 3.5 to 4.0Fall 201925%

(5) Course success in credit classes

MeasureYearResults
Total % with grades of A, B, C, Satisfactory, & PassFall 201982%
Total % with grades of A, B, C, Satisfactory, & PassSpring 2020
(Covid-19)
85%
Percent withdraw (W grade)Fall 20195%
Percent withdraw (W grade)Spring 2020
(Covid-19)
12%

(6) Completion

MeasureYearResults
Total graduation rate of full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to program completionFall 2016
cohort
38%
Graduation rate of Black/African-American (non-Hispanic), full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to completionFall 2016
cohort
19%
Graduation rate of Hispanic, full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to completionFall 2016
cohort
31%
Success rate of full-time, first-time students (completion, still enrolled, or transferred after 8 years)IPEDS
2011-12 cohort
60%
Success rate of part-time, first-time students (completion, still enrolled, or transferred after 8 years)IPEDS
2011-12 cohort
39%

(7) Transfers

MeasureYearResults
New transfers to VA four-year colleges (SCHEV)2018-19447
Transfers with 16+ credits, but no award2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
660
Transfers with 16+ credits and an LFCC award2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
225
Transfers with 16+ credits who earned a bachelor’s degree within 6 years from initial enrollment at LFCC2020 VCCS
Performance Metric
1,101

(8) Employment outcomes

MeasureYearResults
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – all levelsCalendar year 2019$24,803
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AA&S degreeCalendar year 2019$20,459
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AAS degreeCalendar year 2019$49,758
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AS degreeCalendar year 2019$24,348
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – CertificateCalendar year 2019$20,582
Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – Career Studies CertificateCalendar year 2019$25,363
Percent employed – 2017-17 graduatesCalendar year 201972%

The following data sources were used to document these measures:

  1. NCES IPEDS retention, completion, and outcomes data
  2. VCCS performance funding measures, college readiness, and postsecondary residency data
  3. VEC UI Wage record data provided to VCCS