Fullerton College

  • 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 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Fullerton College is American Career College-Anaheim (3.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Fullerton College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 513 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fullerton College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty513 staff97 staff
This chart display total faculty of Fullerton College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Fullerton College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fullerton College 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 Enrollment25,051 students7,516 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Fullerton College and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio49:144:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Fullerton College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students8,828 students1,613 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Fullerton College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Part-Time Students16,223 students5,903 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Fullerton College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Fullerton College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
--
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Fullerton College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Asian
12%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fullerton College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
46%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fullerton College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fullerton College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
30%
32%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fullerton College and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Fullerton College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Fullerton College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fullerton College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.680.73
This chart display the diversity score of Fullerton College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
29%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Fullerton College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fullerton College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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 $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,138$1,636
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Fullerton College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,010$6,797
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Fullerton College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fullerton College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fullerton College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,697$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fullerton College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,415 students | 3.70 Mi1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Anaheim CA  92801
    (949)783-4800
    3.701,415
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 4.20 Mi1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim CA  92805
    (714)758-1500
    4.20n/a
  • South Coast College
    Private, for profit
    342 students | 6.50 Mi2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange CA  92868
    (714)867-5009
    6.50342
  • 974 students | 7.00 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA  92840
    (714)703-1900
    7.00974
  • 15,816 students | 7.00 Mi9200 Valley View
    Cypress CA  90630
    (714)484-7000
    7.0015,816
Recent Articles
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.
Living with roommates is part of an authentic college experience, but is it an option for community college students? Read on to learn about housing options in community college and to learn how to survive the year with roommates.
Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.