General Information

About Fullerton College

Founded in 1913, Fullerton College has a rich tradition of student success. As one of five institutions of higher education in the city of Fullerton, the college is an integral part of a complex higher education system. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive academic program of lower division transfer courses and vocational training to prepare students for transfer as well as the technology-driven workplace.

The 83-acre campus features 10 major institutional buildings including conventional classrooms and laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, physical education, and other specialized programs. A full complement of athletic fields and facilities surrounds the campus.

The college enrolls approximately 21,000 students each semester and employs 315 full-time faculty members, approximately 500 adjunct faculty members, 325 classified employees and 21 managers.

College Location

Fullerton College is located in the city of Fullerton, in Orange County, California.

For commuters, the beautifully landscaped campus is easily accessible from the 57 and 91 Freeways. The college is within close walking distance from the Metrorail station in downtown Fullerton, and buses regularly drop off and pick up students in front of the college on Chapman Avenue.

Fullerton College is in close proximity to several cultural and entertainment venues in Orange County and Los Angeles. It is also conveniently located near other institutions of higher learning in the surrounding cities.

North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE)

North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) is part of the North Orange County Community College District and offers business development and workforce training, a high school/GED completion program and personal enrichment (non-credit) courses for children, teens, and seniors.

NOCE’s Wilshire Center is located at 315 E. Wilshire Street in Fullerton across from Fullerton College. For more information, call (714) 992-9500, or visit

Statement of Ethics

As representatives of Fullerton College, we all share the responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, and to act in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner. We recognize the need for openness and reliability in what we say and do. We are committed to addressing issues in a forthright and professional manner, and to engaging people without prejudice. As members of an educational community, we are committed to excellence in all that we do, and to adhering to the principles of ethical behavior established in this statement.

The conduct of each member of Fullerton College is expected to be consistent with and to comply with the principles contained in this statement. All members of the campus community are expected to engage in the following:

  • Trustworthy conduct — including dependability, loyalty, and honesty in communications and actions.
  • Respectful behavior — treating everyone with civility, courtesy, tolerance, and acceptance, and recognizing the worth, dignity, and unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Accountability — taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions and decisions.
  • Fair and just actions — utilizing equitable processes in decision making.
  • Compassion — caring for others, both within and apart from the campus community, and providing services to others in a manner that reflects our commitment to them and to their well-being.

Statement of Mission, Vision, and Core Values


We prepare students to be successful learners.


Fullerton College will create a community that promotes inquiry and intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a lifelong 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.