Welcome to Fullerton College! Fullerton College is a thriving place of learning and enrichment that extends well beyond the classroom and into the community. The college actively contributes to the educational, cultural, social and economic forces that shape North Orange County and beyond. Read on to learn more!

Economic Impact

Established in 1913, Fullerton College is an educational and economic powerhouse in North Orange County and is among the largest and oldest community colleges in the state of California. The value of Fullerton College influences both the lives of students and the county economy. Fullerton College promotes economic growth in Orange County in a variety of ways. The college is an employer and buyer of goods and services, and the living expenses of students benefit local businesses. In addition, Fullerton College is a primary ;source of education to Orange County residents and a supplier of trained workers to county industries.

The overall impact of Fullerton College on the local business community during the analysis year 2016-2017 amounted to $793.6 million in added income, equal to the sum of the operations spending impact, the student spending impact, and the alumni impact.

Impacts created by Fullerton College in FY 2016-17

Table describing impacts created by Fullerton College in fiscal year 2016-17

Return on Investment to Students, Taxpayers, and Society

Graph detailing Fullerton College return on investment to students, taxpayers, and society

Top industries impacted by Fullerton College in FY 2016-17

Table describing top industries impacted by Fullerton College

Measure J and Other Campus Projects

Over the next 20 years, Fullerton College will roll out comprehensive construction and renovation projects thanks to Measure J, a voter-approved bond from the November 2014 election. The initial priority projects include a parking structure; a Lab School (childcare center) and a horticulture building.

Additional plans include among others, a Welcome Center, which will house student/veteran services, a classroom building, a performing arts center and final renovations to the classroom buildings that were not included in the previous bond, Measure X. Formally called the Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Repair and Student/Veteran Job Training Measure, Measure J generates $574 million for facility improvements, upgrades, and repairs at North Orange County Community College District schools which also include Cypress College and the School of Continuing Education.

Events

The college offers a vibrant lineup of arts and cultural events that are open to the surrounding community as well as plant sales and athletic competitions. Many of the events are free and appropriate for the whole family. Visit the Fullerton College News Center for current event details at news.fullcoll.edu.

Girl getting face painted on Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

For more than 20 years, the college has attracted over 1,000 visitors to the annual Dia de los Muertos festival in the fall. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday devoted to celebrating and remembering those who have passed. The event features DJs, Aztec dancers, a Folklorico dance group, food, and numerous handmade ofendras. Enjoy these photos from the 2017 festival.

Artist presenting work in Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Visit the renowned Fullerton College Art Gallery in Building 1000 for the best in established and up-and-coming artists from around the world and around the corner. The Artist in Residence program attracts acclaimed artists each year and pieces from the college’s extensive private collection often rotate through the exhibitions. Visit the gallery’s website.

Students in Angel Stadium

FC Night at Angel Stadium

Each year, the college partners with the Angels of Anaheim to host a group night. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and the college’s Food Bank. Enjoy these photos from the 2018 FC Night at Angel Stadium.

Group of students and staff working during Love Fullerton

Love Fullerton

Each spring, Fullerton College welcomes thousands of people to campus for the Love Fullerton volunteer appreciation barbeque. The annual day of service has grown to include the cities of Buena Park, Brea, Orange, Placentia, La Habra and Anaheim. See the 2018 photos on Facebook.

Music performance in the Campus Theatre

Theatre and Music Events

The Fullerton College Fine Arts Division offers numerous live music and theater performances throughout the year. Contact or visit the Box Office to purchase tickets.

Painting during the French Film Festival

French Film Festival

The French Film Festival occurs each spring and has proven to be a great opportunity for students and community members to immerse themselves in French cinema. Visit the French Film Festival’s page to learn more.

Selection of plants available during the sale

Plant and Tomato Sales

The Horticulture Department hosts sales each year to provide gardeners with plants, herbs, and vegetables as well as events for Fullerton Beautiful, Orange County Master Gardeners and the California Landscape Contractors Association. Visit the Horticulture department to learn more.

Group of students cheering during game

Athletic Events

Numerous men’s and women’s athletic competitions are offered throughout the year ranging from our national championship football team to our state championship women’s water polo team. Visit Athletics to learn more.

Educational Partnerships

K-12

More than 23,000 students attend Fullerton College each year. Many of these students learn about the value of higher education and their potential at Fullerton College long before they fill out their college application. Partnerships like the Amgen Biotech ExperienceAnaheim Union Educational Pledge, Fullerton Partnership, Orange County Teacher Pathway Partnership, Orange County Biotech Education Partnership, High School Theatre Festival, Jazz Festival and annual KinderCaminata event for kindergartners, help the college instill the importance of higher education in students during their formative K-12 years.

High school students attend presentation
Students with apparel of universities they are transferring to

Public and Private Universities

Fullerton College is No. 1 in transfers to the California State University system due to a strong culture focused on transfer success and proactive relationship building with numerous public and private universities. Please visit the Transfer Center website to see the breadth of transfer agreements open to students.

Community Partnerships

Fullerton College is committed to partnering with numerous community organizations for the betterment of North Orange County and beyond. Partner organizations include:

  • North Orange County Chamber
  • St. Jude Medical Center
  • Brea Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Fullerton
  • Love Fullerton/OC United
  • Angels of Anaheim
  • Fullerton Collaborative
President with Chancellor at event

Internships

Employers

Fullerton College utilizes FCCareerConnect, a Career Management System powered by Symplicity. This system is designed to increase effective communication between students, faculty, and employers. Employers interested in hosting an intern from Fullerton College may register today at https://fullcoll-csm.symplicity.com/. Select “Employer,” then “Sign Up and Post Job. For questions, please contact Jennifer Merchant in Fullerton College’s Career and Life Planning Center at 714-732-5542.

Bachelor and Graduate students

Please visit Grants and Economic Workforce Development to learn more about opportunities. Additionally, the Graduate Student Mentorship Program (GSI) pairs graduate students up with faculty mentors in order to provide assistance to Fullerton College basic skills students. With faculty mentor guidance, the interns provide tutoring and course-specific workshops throughout the semester. In addition, this program offers the graduate students who may be interested in teaching in the community college valuable hands-on experience. Learn more on the Basic Skills website.

Current Students

Fullerton College students seeking an internship are invited to visit the Career and Life Planning Center.

Facility Rentals

Many Fullerton College facilities are available for community use, including the Campus Theatre, Wilshire Auditorium, conference rooms, classrooms and more. Facility reservations may be submitted up to one year in advance, but must be submitted no less that 14 days from the start of the event. Rentals are subject to fees and clients will be asked to provide insurance, and a copy of an IRS 501(c)(3) letter if using non-profit rates.

NEWS + PUBLICATIONS

Keep up with campus news, events, achievements and more.

NEWS CENTER

The official news source of Fullerton College managed by the Office of Campus Communications.

News Center