Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
Tel: (714)992-7033
  • The mission of the college is to prepare students to be successful learners.
School Highlights
  • Fullerton College serves 25,051 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • 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 513 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Fullerton College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 513 staff 86 staff
Fullerton College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 25,051 has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 25,051 students 7,105 students
Fullerton College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 49:1 44:1
Fullerton College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 8,828 students 1,483 students
Fullerton College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 16,223 students 5,622 students
Fullerton College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fullerton College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Fullerton College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Fullerton College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Fullerton College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fullerton College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fullerton College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fullerton College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Fullerton College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Fullerton College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.68 0.73
Fullerton College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fullerton College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,200 $34,900
Fullerton College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,010 is less than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,138 $1,636
Fullerton College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,010 $6,773
Fullerton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 78%
Fullerton College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,500 $9,500
Fullerton College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2013)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,697 $5,500
Fullerton College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2013)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $1,169 per year for in-state students and $5,772 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 0.66, which is equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.