Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton
CA, 92832-2095
Tel: (714)992-7033
20,219 students
Public institution

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The mission of the college is to prepare students to be successful learners.
School Highlights:
Fullerton College serves 20,219 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Fullerton College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is American Career College-Anaheim (3.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Fullerton College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 20,219 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,219 students
1,287 students
Fullerton College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,504 students
832 students
Fullerton College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 13,715 students
1,021 students
Fullerton College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Fullerton College sch enrollment Fullerton College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
10%
2%
Fullerton College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
48%
7%
Fullerton College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Fullerton College Black (2006-2012)
% White
35%
66%
Fullerton College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Fullerton College More (2009-2012)
Fullerton College sch ethnicity Fullerton College sta ethnicity
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. 0.63 0.45
Fullerton College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $5,917. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,138 $5,917
Fullerton College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,010 $10,050
Fullerton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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