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About the College

Year Founded: 1913 as Fullerton Junior College and changed name to Fullerton College in 1972. Fullerton College is part of the North Orange County Community College District. For a more in-depth history, click here.

Mission: We prepare students to be successful learners.

Vision: Fullerton College will create a community that promotes inquiry and intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a
life-long appreciation for the power of learning.

Core Values:

We respect and value the diversity of our entire community.

We value tradition and innovation.

We support the involvement of all in the decision-making process.

We expect everyone to continue growing and learning.

We believe in the power of the individual and the strength of the group.

We expect everyone to display behavior in accordance with personal integrity and high ethical standards.

We accept our responsibility for the betterment of the world around us.

We value and promote the well being of our campus community.

President: Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D., MBA (2010 – present)

Location: 321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832. Adjacent to downtown Fullerton, California in metropolitan Orange County, California.

Campus acreage: 83.0

Accreditation: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment by academic year: 22,014

Full-time faculty: 315

Part-time faculty: 480

Enrollment fee: $26 per unit for California residents; additional $210 per unit for non-residents

Annual tuition/fees, full-time, state residents: Approximately $884

Annual tuition/fees, full-time, non-state residents: Approximately $6,098

Number of Associates degree programs: 93

Number of Vocational Certificate programs: 147 

Transfer rate: Ranked 3rd in the state in the number of transfers to CSU. Most popular transfer institution is CSU Fullerton.

Student Resources: State-of-the-art Library/Learning Resource Center; College Center with food court and student lounge; wireless internet access; Wellness Center; Service Learning; weekly campus newspaper; free tutoring in English, writing, and Math; state and national honor societies; Workforce Center; Transfer Center; and recently opened Aquatic Center.

College activities: Homecoming; Festival of Diversity; cultural activities and field trips; approximately 20 active student clubs; FC Marketplace; university field trips

Athletics: Fourteen intercollegiate men's and women’s sports teams; member of the Orange Empire Conference

Fine Arts: Twenty-five musical performance groups; playwrights festival; directors festival; jazz festival, high school theatre festival, choir festival, piano ensemble festival, summer musical theatre conservatory, artist in residence program, permanent art collection, art gallery season of exhibitions, 20 entertainment industry and visual arts vocational certificates.

Page last updated: 09/29/10 12:57 PM