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 Fullerton College

Fullerton College - Fullerton, CA

321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

General information:(714)992-7000
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:18,827( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $656 $656 $896 -27%
Out-of-state $5,072 $5,072 $5,888 -14%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $10,980 $10,863 1%
Other $4,266 $3,897 $4,059 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,041 $4,185 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,294 $2,276 $2,552 0%
Off Campus $17,432 $17,153 $17,474 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,434 $6,317 $6,737 0%
On Campus $6,710 $6,692 $7,544 -14%
Off Campus $21,848 $21,569 $22,466 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,850 $10,733 $11,729 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $32
Out-of-state tuition $5,856
Out-of-state fees $32
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 908 51% --
Grant or scholarship aid 900 51% $3,962,137 $4,402
Federal grants 672 38% $3,175,389 $4,725
Pell grants 672 38% $3,104,900 $4,620
Other federal grants 110 6% $70,489 $641
State/local government grant or scholarships 868 49% $786,748 $906
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 68 4% $336,043 $4,942
Federal student loans 67 4% $316,043 $4,717
Other student loans 2 0% $20,000 $10,000
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,553 42% $23,608,466 $2,471
Pell grants 4,710 21% $17,619,566 $3,741
Federal student loans 606 3% $3,238,480 $5,344


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,990 $6,252 $4,009
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,491 $5,223 $2,769
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,208 $10,830 Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable $8,378
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,827
Undergraduate enrollment 18,827
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,019
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 18 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Badminton -8
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1613
Football 131-
Golf -4
Soccer 2120
Softball -16
Swimming and Diving 1822
Tennis 712
Track and Field, Outdoor 5137
Track and Field, X-Country 1218
Volleyball -15
Water Polo 1722


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations47 8
Liquor law violations101
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 243
Motor vehicle theft 1100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate22.2%
Number in default92
Number in repayment414

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00120100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General2--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping42-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management-1-
Category total63-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician-6-
Category total-6-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic Studies-2-
Category total-2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-12-
Category total-12-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping74-
Business Administration and Management, General-172-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-2-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-11
Small Business Administration/Management--1
Category total71792
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects3--
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production-35
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-13
Recording Arts Technology/Technician1322
Category total16610
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies-6-
Radio and Television1186
Category total2256
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics3--
Computer Science-4-
Information Technology-9-
Category total313-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology-99
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-3-
Category total-139
Engineering Colleges
Category total-15-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician-5-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-24
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-4-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-124
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-10-
Category total-10-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management14-
Child Care Provider/Assistant211-
Category total315-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-8-
Category total-8-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-15-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--15
Category total-1515
History Colleges
History, General-27-
Category total-27-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science10448-
Category total10448-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1414-
Category total1414-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-116-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-445-
Category total-561-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-11-
Category total-11-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician241
Category total241
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-92-
Category total-92-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-1-
Category total-1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-1-
Physical Fitness Technician--3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--1
Category total-14
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General286-
Category total286-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies-1-
Category total-2-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-16-
Physics, General-3-
Category total-19-
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork2-5
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist3--
Welding Technology/Welder--9
Category total5-14
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-35-
Category total-35-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-10-
Political Science and Government, General-4-
Category total-57-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-29-
Commercial and Advertising Art5--
Dance, General-1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-6-
Fashion/Apparel Design-2-
Graphic Design-7-
Interior Design1839
Music, General-10-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology--4
Category total235813
Grand total213127078