Fremont College

Fremont College


Fremont College is an institution of higher learning in Cerritos, California, tracing its roots to Platt College in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1879. The most significant step in the evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007.

Fremont became an innovative center adopting the framework of Professional Action Learning, 'which combines an understanding of human motivation, learning styles, and thinking patterns to create an instructional framework that improves student engagement and the learning experience. In 2010, Fremont opened a second campus in Los Angeles. The College offers degree programs in business, legal studies, design, and wellness.

Points of Distinction

  • Employs PAL (Professional Action Learning) method
  • Distinguished and highly-involved Advisory Board
  • Very proactive Student Services program
  • Student Ambassador Program

Areas of Study

Fremont College applies the Professional Action Learning '("PAL") method in all of its programs. PAL encourages student collaboration and cohesion, and incorporates real-world concepts, current affairs, projects and scenarios into the classroom. Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degree programs are offered in the following areas:

  • BA in Business Leadership (College of Business)
  • AA in Business Administration (College of Business)
  • BA in Design Entrepreneurship (College of Design)
  • AA in Design Interpretation (College of Design)
  • AA in Paralegal Studies (College of Legal Studies)* ABA-approved
  • AS in Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy (College of Wellness)
  • Diploma in Massage Therapy (College of Wellness)


The admissions process begins with an initial interview with a Fremont Admissions Representative, who will discuss the applicant's interests and desires, and then help design the right program. A tour of our campus can also be arranged. Following this step, the applicant should submit a completed Fremont Admissions Application, an official high school/college diploma or GED certificate, a letter of recommendation, and proof of a passing score on the Career Programs Assessment Test ("CPAt"). Paralegal students should also submit proof of a passing score on the Paralegal Program Admissions Test.


Fremont College carefully selects its faculty from leaders in the business, design, legal, and wellness communities. Faculty members participate in professional development seminars and quarterly faculty meetings to enhance and share their expertise. Instructors are well respected as experts in their fields, and will help students develop the professionalism they will need for career success.

Student Body

Fremont enrollment totals slightly more than 300 students. About 65% of the student population is female.

Student Life

Fremont is a commuter campus, and as such does not offer student housing. However, the College offers a variety of student activities to enhance both the academic and social college experience. Career Seminars are held to prepare students for the "real world". Tours and field trips to various businesses and institutions are offered, so that students can see their classroom knowledge put into practice. In addition, students actively participate in community outreach events designed to provide a linkage between the College and local residents, business and industry.

Fremont College offers Bachelor's and Associate's degree programs and diplomas in the business, design, legal, and wellness fields. Located in Cerritos, California, and Los Angeles, California.

Contacting Fremont College

Fremont College
18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
Cerritos, CA 90703
General Phone: 562.809.5100

3440 Wilshire Boulevard, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
General Phone: 213.355.7777

Toll-Free Number: 800-FREMONT

Fremont College has two campuses. One is located in a large city, in Los Angeles, CA. The other campus is located in a small city, in Cerritos, CA. The school is a proprietary institution of higher learning and offers diplomas, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees. Fremont offers paralegal studies, business, design, and sports rehabilitation degrees.

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Contacting Fremont College

Fremont College
18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
Cerritos , CA 90703
General Phone: (562) 809-5100

Fremont College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling40massage therapy
Law24legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5recreational therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Fremont College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree292
Award of less than 1 academic year401

Fremont College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fremont College had a total enrollment of 93 students (150 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 17%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 10%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 8%
20-21 15%
22-24 22%
25-29 24%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 14%
50-64 8%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Fremont College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

Fremont College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cerritos, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fremont College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Fremont College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Fremont College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3039900)

Fremont College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fremont College Degree Programs (2007)

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Top 18%Fremont College Minority % of student body
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Top 19%Fremont College Salaries of full-time faculty

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