Fullerton College

Fullerton College

Fullerton College, in Fullerton, California, is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. It was established in 1913 as Fullerton Junior College, and later changed its name to Fullerton College in 1972. The college boasts an enrollment figure of more than 20,000. The campus is spread across an area of more than 80 acres.

Fullerton College offers more than 90 Associates degree programs and over 100 Vocational Certificate programs. The college ranked 8th in the state in the number of CSU and UC transfers combined.

Fullerton has more than 10 intercollegiate men's and women's sports teams. It is a member of the Orange Empire Conference.

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Contacting Fullerton College

Fullerton College
321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton , CA 92832-2095
General Phone: (714) 992-7000

Fullerton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts723area studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, anthropology, economics, ...
Business and Management171business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, international business, sales and marketing
Security and Law Enforcement85forensic science, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling39psychology, massage therapy
Law35legal secretary, legal assistant
Media32mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising, graphic communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects ...
Science29biology, microbiology, biological and physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Art Studies25art studies
Beauty and Cosmetology22cosmetology
Construction Trades17apparel and textiles, apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textile marketing, construction, carpentry, building inspector, construction manager
Production Trades17machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Design17fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Music15music, music management
Mechanics and Repair15electrical installation and repair, computer repair, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work12food and nutrition, child development
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, webmastering, computer support ...
Drama and Performing Arts11dance, drama, theatre design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies
Engineering Technician3hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, electrical drafting
Real Estate and Construction Management3real estate
Architecture and Planning3architectural tech
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech, chemical tech
Office and Administration1data entry, administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Agricultural Science and Management0various agricultural courses
Education and Teaching0industrial arts teaching, teacher aide

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years061
Associate's degree1,09474
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13518
Award of less than 1 academic year8724

Fullerton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fullerton College had a total enrollment of 20,719 students (13,871 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 4%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 19%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 30%
20-21 23%
22-24 17%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown6%

Fullerton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 49 %

Fullerton College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fullerton, 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.

Fullerton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 508
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,848
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Fullerton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 120100)

Fullerton College Faculty

Fullerton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3029
Non-tenured and not on tenure track23

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year7$101,45812$91,482
All faculty totalcalendar year7$101,45812$91,482

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year146$107,227141$100,813
All faculty totalacademic year146$107,227141$100,813

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

Fullerton College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, Other

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Apparel and Textiles, General
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Broadcast Journalism
Graphic Communications, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Psychology, General

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Fullerton College Highlights

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What Sets Fullerton College Apart:

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% of degrees in law
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% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Top 10%Fullerton College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 12%Fullerton College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in design
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Top 14%Fullerton College % of degrees in design
Minority % of student body
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Top 17%Fullerton College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 18%Fullerton College % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in media
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Top 18%Fullerton College % of degrees in media
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Fullerton College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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