321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • The mission of the college is to prepare students to be successful learners.

School Highlights

Fullerton College serves 21,427 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,427 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,138
  • Out-state tuition: $6,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Fullerton College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 770 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Fullerton College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
770 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fullerton College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Fullerton College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,427 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
8,191 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
13,236 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
141 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,191 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
13,236 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
13%
14%
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% Hispanic
54%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
22%
26%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
14.53%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,200
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,010 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,138
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,010
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,125
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,815
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fullerton College cost?

Fullerton College's tuition is approximately $1,138 for In-State students and $6,010 for Out-State students.

What is Fullerton College's ranking?

Fullerton College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,427 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,138
  • Out-state tuition: $6,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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