As part of the California Community Colleges System, Fullerton College is situated on an 83 acre campus in the mid-sized city of Fullerton in northern Orange County of California. First founded as the Fullerton Junior College at the adjacent Fullerton Union High School, it is the oldest community college in California for continuous operations. It has since expanded to become home to more than 26,150 students, 315 full-time faculty, and 480 part-time faculty. The two-year community college offers more than 200 vocational certificate, diploma, and associate's degree programs ranging from Business and Computer Information Systems to Fine Arts and Natural Sciences. All programs offered by Fullerton College have been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Fullerton College has been recognized across the state of California as one of the highest ranked transfer institutions for the total number of students who further their education at four-year public Universities of California or California State Universities. Although there are more than 109 community colleges in the state, Fullerton ranks as the 7th transfer institution preparing graduates to transfer to either UC or CSU and the 1st for students transferring to the CSU system. It has also been listed in the top ten community colleges transferring students to the University of Southern California (USC). In fact, 73.3 percent of Fullerton graduates transfer to another university to achieve a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution.
The Fullerton College campus is home to more than 50 different student clubs and organizations, ranging from Persian Club and Math Club to Hip-Hop Dance Club and Hiking Adventure Club. Known as Associated Students, the Fullerton Student Government enables students to make a real difference representing the college at the campus, district, and local levels. Fullerton College also offers student access to 14 intercollegiate men's and women's sports teams. Affectionately nicknamed the Hornets, the baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, water polo, badminton, golf, and volleyball teams are members of the Orange Empire Conference.
Along with the motto of "once a hornet, always a hornet," Fullerton College has a mission of preparing students to be successful lifelong learners with strong appreciation for personal growth and intellectual curiosity. Notable Hornets that remain strong numbers of the Fullerton alumni network include Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, singer Gwen Stefani, actor Cress Williams, actor Mathew Lillard, NFL linebacker Kevin McLain, and wife of former First Lady of the United States Pat Nixon.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 19993
Total institution enrollment: 19993
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
321 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Male undergraduate population: 47%
Female undergraduate population: 53%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Associate's