Situated on a 104-acre suburban campus in the town of Glendora on the outskirts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Citrus College is a comprehensive two-year student-centered community college with slightly over 12,500 students. The Citrus Community College District is responsible for providing quality affordable education to residents in the communities of Glendora, Azusa, Charter Oak, Claremont, Duarte, and Monrovia. Citrus College is well-known for its on-campus 1,400-seat Haugh Performing Arts Center (HPAC), which hosts over 140 performances annually for over 100,000 patrons in attendance.
As the oldest public community college within Los Angeles County in sunny Southern California, Citrus College was originally founded in 1915 by educator Dr. Floyd S. Hayden. However, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District as a post-graduate program until 1961 when it became its own independent junior college for serving the educational needs of the Glendora suburb. Since its inception, Citrus College is led by a strong mission to provide excellent higher learning opportunities that are responsive to the community needs and help students become participants in shaping the world's future.
With both Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree programs, Citrus College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Among the most popular associate degree programs are in business, music, performing arts, automotive technology, biological science, cosmetology, dental assisting, nursing, and emergency management homeland security. For those pursuing a bachelor's degree, Citrus College also offers transfer degree programs to local four-year universities in communications, elementary education, journalism, kinesiology, political science, business, psychology, sociology, and theatre arts.
Along with more than 40 recognized student organizations, Citrus College is home to the acclaimed Citrus Singers program that has provided a foundation for many students to learn music and go on to be performers in Broadway or television. Nicknamed the Owls, Citrus College also sponsors varsity teams for intercollegiate competition in basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, and golf in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). Some of the most notable former Owls include coach Larry Eustachy, MLB pitcher Carlos Fisher, and former NFL wide receiver Lionel Manuel.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 11486
Total institution enrollment: 11486
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.
1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741
Male undergraduate population: 42%
Female undergraduate population: 58%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years