Citrus College

1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA

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Citrus College, located in Glendora, California, was founded in 1915 and is the oldest public community college in Los Angeles County. The school is a public two year institution offering technical and academic educations. The Citrus Community College district is comprised of the cities of Glendora, Charter Oak, Duarte, Azusa, Monrovia and Claremont, which together are the service area for Citrus College. Citrus College enrolls over 12,000 students a year and has one of the highest rates of transfer to four year institutions in the region. Citrus College is currently undergoing an expansion of its facilities as part of its continued goal of maintaining educational excellence for its students.


Citrus College offers degree and certificate programs in a large number of fields to fit the needs of its service community. Certificate programs are generally short term programs that provide training for specific, typically high demand, fields. Technical programs are also career oriented, but are also comprised of general education requirements that result in the awarding of an associate degree. Both technical and certificate programs prepare students for work after graduation, having developed the skills necessary to perform required tasks at the entry level. Academic programs generally fulfill the first two years of a four year education and allow for transfer to four year colleges or universities after graduation to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students who are high school graduates or have a GED,  are eighteen years of age and can demonstrate that an education will prove beneficial, high school students in their junior or senior year and international students with a student visa are all eligible to attend Citrus College. There is no application fee and the application must be submitted electronically, resulting in an admissions email. Due to the large number of students in attendance some classes may be filled when enrollment begins and a wait list system is available online allowing students to register late if someone leaves the class. Financial aid is available through loans, grants, scholarships, and work study programs. Individuals must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and awards. Additional information and assistance may be obtained through Citrus College's financial aid office or through the resources provided through the school's website.


The Citrus College Fighting Owls participate in a number of sports the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) through the Western State Conference. Intercollegiate sports offer students the opportunity to develop useful skills that can be applied toward studies and careers. These skills include teamwork, discipline, maintaining good mental and physical health, and socializing.

Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo
  • Swimming
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Clubs and Organizations

Citrus College supports a number of clubs that allow students to share interests and meet like-minded individuals. Some clubs focus in a specific academic topic, while others focus more on interests and extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs and organizations, as they allow for the development of social skills and create a network of individuals who share interests and ideas. Others may choose to take on leadership roles, putting together events and guiding the direction of the club. Students who wish to form a club due to the lack of active clubs that encompass their interests may form their own through an established process that is available online.

Clubs and organizations at Citrus College include:

  • Anime Connection
  • Fem-Sex
  • Citrus Chess Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Gamers' Guild

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $6,500-$7,776
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $220-$270 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships63%$4,831
Receiving Student Loans2%$4,778

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Citrus College may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Citrus College compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and community colleges in California as a whole.

 Citrus CollegeLos Angeles CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate30.2%22.2%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate11.6%12.0%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

    Engineering Technology

    English Language and Literature

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Health and Clinical Professions


    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences


    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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