LFCC ranked Virginia’s No. 2 community college

Lord Fairfax Community College has been ranked Virginia’s No. 2 community college by LearnHowToBecome.org, an organization that ranks colleges based on careers and educational requirements.

According to a Lord Fairfax Community College news release, the organization divides colleges based on whether they are a two-year or four-year institution. They also looked at colleges that are regionally accredited and not for profit. Factors considered when ranking colleges were employment and academic resources, salaries for graduates 10 years after starting college, financial aid opportunities, graduation rates and student-teacher ratios.

Sally Voth, public relations specialist with the college, said this is great news for the college.

“We’re very excited about the ranking. It shows that our graduation rate, student-teacher ratio, alumni earnings, placement services and tuition , among other key factors, are at the top of the state. We’re extremely proud of the excellent and affordable education LFCC is able to offer the students we serve.”

Lord Fairfax Community College received the No. 2 spot with a score of 99.23, just below Tidewater Community College with a score of 99.8, the release added. Lord Fairfax Community College scored better on graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, alumni salaries and financial aid, but fell short of Tidewater Community College’s program offerings.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com