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321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 992-7000

About the College

Fullerton College was established in 1913 in the beginning as Fullerton Junior College and is the oldest continuously in service community college in California. In 1972, the college changed its name to Fullerton College. The college is a part of the North Orange County Community College District. Fullerton College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Fullerton College since its beginning has stayed atop the career education that needs to be met such as during World War II the courses offered included Military drill, oil drilling technology, manual arts, and shop courses, whereas in 1920’s the focus was on courses such as typing, stenography, bookkeeping, and office practices. In order to stay with the times, Fullerton College established the Office of Equity & Diversity in 2000, which sponsors various cultural events including panel discussions featuring members of Gay and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality, visits to the Museum of Tolerance, and presentations by the Little Rock Nine member Terrence Roberts.


The campus encompasses 83 acres bordering downtown Fullerton, California. Resources on the campus for students include Library/Learning Resource Center, College Center with food court and student lounge, Wellness Center, Service Learning, wireless internet access, Workforce Center, Transfer Center, weekly campus newspaper; free tutoring in English, writing, and Math; along with state and national honor societies.

The Fullerton College campus is home to various activities to encourage students to participate and make live long friends. A few of the activities include Homecoming; Festival of Diversity; cultural activities and field trips; student clubs; FC Marketplace; and university field trips.

Athletics plays a major role in campus life at Fullerton College with fourteen intercollegiate men's and women’s sports teams.

The fine arts department at Fullerton includes playwrights festival, jazz festival, 25 musical performance groups, high school theatre festival, directors festival, choir festival, summer musical theatre conservatory, piano ensemble festival, artist in residence program, art gallery season of exhibitions, permanent art collection, and twenty entertainment industry and visual arts vocational certificates.

College Type: 2-year, Public

Offering: Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Associate's degree, Two but less than 4 years certificate

Campus Setting: City, Midsize

Campus Housing Available: No

Student Population: 20719, 100% undergraduates

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