"We have grown," says Liv Heggoy the Director of the Community College Foundation. "We've experienced 30 percent growth within the last four years, which has just been tremendous. Our student body is younger. More students are attending full-time."
LFCC was recently ranked the 32nd fastest growing community college in the country and number one in
"We've seen a lot of changes in the technology available to us as students," says Brandon Sector, a Lord Fairfax student. "We've also seen a general increase in quality of everything that we have here.," he adds.
Despite larger numbers, they say the quality and experience has not changed.
"The advisors are really there for you," says Latrice Nelson, a Lord Fairfax student. "They care about you. They help you get everything you need. They're just great."
School officials say they want the campus to resemble a traditional four-year school. They're starting by building a student union center. The 32,000 square foot building will have a fitness center, food court, student lounge, several exercise studios and classrooms.
"The student union will give them a chance to be involved in extra-curricular activities," says Heggoy. "To have that collaboration with their peers when they're not in class and give them that true campus feel," she adds.
It's an expansion they hope will bring the growing campus closer together.