Fullerton College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Fullerton, CA

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How much is the Fullerton tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Fullerton's tuition & fees is $1,150 for California residents and $9,399 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,340 for California residents and $38,589 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Fullerton Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,150
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,399
Books & Supplies Costs$2,267
Off-campus Room & Board$20,949
Off-campus Expenses$5,974
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,146
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,757

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Fullerton' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Fullerton College$1,150$9,399
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Fullerton and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Fullerton CollegeFullerton, CA$1,150$9,399
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Fullerton College, 10,409 students (58%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,684.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Fullerton is $33,905 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,473 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,502 and the average amount of student loans is $4,513.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$30,340$38,589
Tuition & Fees$1,150$9,399
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$29,190$29,190
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,656$33,905
Average Financial Aid$4,684$4,684
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship10,40958%$4,684
Pell Grants4,61826%$4,114
Federal Student Loan3152%$5,652
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,47387%-
Grants or Scholarships1,47187%$6,502
Federal Grants1,43785%$4,941
Pell Grants84350%$5,059
Other Federal Grants1,42685%$1,989
State/Local Grants1,39082%$1,771
Institutional Grants1-$1,000
Student Loan Aid241%$4,513
Federal Student Loans241%$4,513
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level849847$7,173
110,001 or more53$1,668

Student Population

Fullerton College has a total of 18,370 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,081 male students and 9,732 female students attending Fullerton. The school offers online degree programs and 6,010 students enrolled online exclusively (32.72% of all students).
Undergraduate17,813 8,0819,732

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered151 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population18,370
Graduation Rate32%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate72% (Full-time), 40% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate23 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties325 (Full-time), 551 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs646 (Full-time), 574 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$94,056
Average Staff Salary$84,473