Basic Facts About the North Orange County
Community College District
The District encompasses approximately 155 square
miles. Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line
on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the
west and north. A portion of Los Angeles County, on
the north and west boundary, is included in the
District's service area.
Cities Included in the District:
The District includes the following cities: Anaheim,
Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La
Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda,
and portions of the following cities: Garden Grove,
La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach,
Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in
both Los Angeles and Orange counties.
School Districts Included in the District:
Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified,
Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton
(Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los
Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda
Unified, Savanna, and portions of the
Garden Grove Unified School District.
Budget and Taxes:
The 2012-2013 District operating budget is $194 million. The budget is derived mainly from State
reimbursement for instruction on the basis of
attendance. The District also receives some
special-purpose funds from government grants, as well
as a percentage of the county tax rate.
Population and Enrollment:
The District has a population of about one million
people. Cypress College enrolls approximately 16,000
students each semester while Fullerton College enrolls
about 23,000. About 22,000 students are enrolled each
term by the School of Continuing Education.
Who Is Eligible to Enroll:
Enrollment in the colleges is open to anyone 18 or
older who can show that he or she can benefit from
instruction--even if high school has not been
completed. There is an enrollment fee of $46 per unit
for students who meet the State-established definition
of a California resident. Non-resident students pay a
fee of $208 per unit. Enrollment in
Continuing Education classes is open to anyone 18 or
older who is not attending day school. Some classes
have tuition or lab fees, and some are free of charge.