Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Tel: (714)992-7033
23,989 students
Public institution
The mission of the college is to prepare students to be successful learners.
School Highlights:
Fullerton College serves 23,989 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Fullerton College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is American Career College-Anaheim (3.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 487 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College Fullerton College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 487 staff
61 staff
Fullerton College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 23,989 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,989 students 1,296 students
Fullerton College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 49:1
Fullerton College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,752 students
814 students
Fullerton College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 16,237 students
1,040 students
Fullerton College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Fullerton College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Fullerton College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Fullerton College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Fullerton College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Fullerton College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Fullerton College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Fullerton College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Fullerton College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Fullerton College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.68
Fullerton College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,010 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,138 $5,660
Fullerton College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,010 $10,250
Fullerton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
Fullerton College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Fullerton College is a public, two-year community college governed by a Board of Trustees under the laws of the State of California. It was established in April, 1913, when the governing board of Fullerton Union High School approved a motion that a two-year postgraduate course be added to the curriculum. The new Junior College - for such it was called from the beginning - opened in September, 1913, with 26 students and a curriculum of 10 courses. In 1922 the college was reorganized as an independent junior college district. After holding classes on the Fullerton High School campus for its first 23 years, the college began moving to its own fourteen acre campus next door in 1936. Since offering its first classes in 1913, Fullerton College has grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. The foundation of Fullerton College's success is the uniquely talented and dedicated faculty, administrators and staff who share a commitment to high academic standards, comprehensive opportunities for students and individual attention to student needs. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of academic programs with 90 majors leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as 68 programs leading to vocational certificates. Fullerton College also enjoys one of the highest transfer rates in the state sending graduates to the University of California, California State University campuses and other institutions of higher education. In addition to excellent programs and services, Fullerton College offers a truly collegiate environment. The college's 18,000 students enjoy numerous extracurricular activities in student government, the campus newspaper, championship intercollegiate athletics, performance groups in theatre and music, cultural groups and media production in radio and television broadcasting, to name a few.

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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Concorde Career College-Garden Grove. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.