Fullerton College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,198
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
22,613
37.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30.6%
654 Graduates

About

Fullerton College is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fullerton College were .

In 2019, 3,179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fullerton College. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,747 degrees), 2.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (689 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fullerton College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fullerton College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,198.

In 2019, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fullerton College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Fullerton College is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,198
2019 Value
19.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fullerton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,198. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fullerton College grew by 19.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,779
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fullerton College was of $13,779 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 19.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.79% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Fullerton College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 56% 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.
16%
2017 Default Rate
134
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fullerton College was 16%, which represents 134 out of the 840 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 has a total enrollment of 22,613 students. The full-time enrollment at Fullerton College is 8,470 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,143. This means that 37.5% of students enrolled at Fullerton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fullerton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.3% White, 13% Asian, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.88% Black or African American, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fullerton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (31.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (26.6%) and White Male (8.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fullerton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,613 students. The full-time enrollment at Fullerton College is 8,470 and the part-time enrollment is 14,143. This means that 37.5% of students enrolled at Fullerton College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Fullerton College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    12,807
  2. White
    3,903
  3. Asian
    2,931

The enrolled student population at Fullerton College is 56.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.3% White, 13% Asian, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.88% Black or African American, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% 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, 1,295 students (5.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 599 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 (1,747 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (689 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fullerton College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (850 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), and Social Sciences (269 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Other managers (373,771 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (345,205 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,264 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,637 people), and Chief executives & legislators (166,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Interdisciplinary Studies (850 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Communications (161 degrees), and Math & Statistics (60 degrees).

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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, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Interdisciplinary Studies (850 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Communications (161 degrees), and Math & Statistics (60 degrees).

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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 (543,835 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (409,208 people), Computer Systems Design (321,390 people), Legal services (282,956 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (232,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Fullerton College are Interdisciplinary Studies (850 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Communications (161 degrees), and Math & Statistics (60 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fullerton College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,290
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,889
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,290 degrees were awarded to men at Fullerton College, which is 0.683 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,889).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 327 degrees were awarded to men at Fullerton College in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.625 times less than the 523 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 523 degrees were awarded to women at Fullerton College in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.6 times more than the 327 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Fullerton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fullerton College is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.75% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,747 degrees awarded
  2. White
    689 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    455 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fullerton College is hispanic or latino (1,747 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (689 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,095 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    652 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    390 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fullerton College is hispanic or latino female (1,095 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (652 degrees).

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Operations

Fullerton College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.7M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Fullerton College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Fullerton College employs 321 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fullerton College are Male Instructors (164), Female Instructors(157), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fullerton College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, and Service with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Fullerton College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fullerton College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.59M - Federal
  2. $32.8M - State
  3. $1.47M - Local

As of 2019, Fullerton College received $3.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.8M from state grants and contracts, and $1.47M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$94M
2019 Salaries
4.32%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Fullerton College paid a median of $94M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.32% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% growth from 2017 and a 11.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.4M
Instructional Salaries
321
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fullerton College paid a total of $38.4M to 321 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
321 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fullerton College were Instructor with 321 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fullerton College were Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees; and Service with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fullerton College was Male Instructor with 164 employees, Female Instructor with 157 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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