Fullerton College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$10,073
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
18,370
36.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.9%
746 Graduates

About

Fullerton College is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Fullerton College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,704 degrees awarded), General Cosmetology (127 degrees), and Information Technology (13 degrees).

In 2022, 5,455 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fullerton College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,192 degrees), 3.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fullerton College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fullerton College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,073.

In 2022, 58% of undergraduate students attending Fullerton College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fullerton College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Fullerton College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,073
2022 Value
9.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fullerton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,073. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fullerton College grew by 9.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,949
Room and Board
$2,267
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fullerton College was of $19,949 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,267. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Fullerton College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.31%
2019 Default Rate
75
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fullerton College was 9.31%, which represents 75 out of the 806 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Fullerton College had a total enrollment of 18,370 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fullerton College is 6,633 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,737. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at Fullerton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fullerton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% White, 13.5% Asian, 4.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fullerton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (32%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.2%) and White Male (7.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fullerton College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,370 students. The full-time enrollment at Fullerton College is 6,633 and the part-time enrollment is 11,737. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at Fullerton College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fullerton College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Fullerton College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,824 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,972 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,486 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fullerton College is 58.9% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% White, 13.5% Asian, 4.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 453 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,259 more women than men received degrees from Fullerton College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fullerton College is hispanic or latino (3,192 degrees awarded). There were 3.35 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Fullerton College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,704 degrees awarded), followed by General Cosmetology (127 degrees) and Information Technology (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fullerton College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,362 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,707 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (71 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Elementary & middle school teachers (240,782 people), Other managers (160,270 people), Postsecondary teachers (108,415 people), Secondary school teachers (106,376 people), and Graphic designers (96,596 people).

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,362 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,707 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Human Sciences (78 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (203 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,362 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,707 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Human Sciences (78 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (203 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Elementary & secondary schools (519,947 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (249,779 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (188,545 people), Computer Systems Design (142,562 people), and Construction (84,070 people).

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,362 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,707 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Human Sciences (78 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (203 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fullerton College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 1,089 degrees awarded
  2. 322 degrees awarded
  3. 242 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Fullerton College was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 1,089 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,098
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,357
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,098 degrees were awarded to men at Fullerton College, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,357).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 654 degrees were awarded to men at Fullerton College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 1053 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1053 degrees were awarded to men at Fullerton College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 654 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Fullerton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fullerton College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.55% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,192 degrees awarded
  2. White
    954 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    785 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fullerton College is hispanic or latino (3,192 degrees awarded). There were 3.35 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

1.69% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,085 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,107 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    558 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fullerton College is hispanic or latino female (2,085 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1107 degrees).

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Operations

Fullerton College employs 316 Instructors. Most academics at Fullerton College are Male Instructor (159), and Female Instructor (157).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fullerton College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 63 employees, and Service with 56 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $19.6M - Federal
  2. $30.2M - State
  3. $864k - Local

As of 2022, Fullerton College received $19.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $30.2M from state grants and contracts, and $864k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$104M
2022 Salaries
0.182%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Fullerton College paid a median of $104M in salaries, a 0.182% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.5M
Instructional Salaries
316
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fullerton College paid a total of $32.5M to 316 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
316 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fullerton College was Instructor with 316 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fullerton College were Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees, and Service with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fullerton College was Male Instructor with 159 employees, and Female Instructor with 157 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fullerton College.

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