Citrus College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Liberal Arts, Music

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 50 +, IELTS: Band 5 +

  • Social Media

Welcome to Citrus College

Founded in 1915, Citrus College is a public, coeducational, two-year college. It is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in California. Citrus College enjoys the reputation of a small, friendly college with a student body of over 12,000 students. The campus is located in Glendora, a safe community near the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. It is located approximately 26 miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles.

Citrus College offers associate degrees, university transfer programs, career certificates and an Intensive English as a Second Language Program. There is an active student government on campus, numerous college social clubs and events, student organizations and college-wide activities. Citrus College offers many free student support services, including personal and academic counseling, visa advisement, transfer information and assistance, academic tutoring, and career planning. The International Student Center also provides help with homestay and organizes regular activities throughout Southern California.


Students gather at the Campus Center for organized activities, club meetings, meals or just to relax with friends. The 60,000-volume library, comprised of study areas, exhibits and computer workrooms, is an outstanding feature of the campus. The campus contains many other excellent facilities such as the 1,440-seat, completely equipped performing arts center, a recently completed recording arts studio, a state-of-the-art computer center and a variety of computer-equipped classrooms and laboratory buildings.

The athletic facilities are outstanding, rivaling those of most four-year universities. The Aquatic Center features an Olympic-sized pool, and the renovated 10,000-seat stadium features an all-weather track. Golf lovers can practice at the golf driving range, which has 36 tees composed of mat, grass and a new synthetic material. In addition, there are tennis courts, several gyms and a fitness center.

Fees and Other Expenses

Costs are estimated for the 2013-2014 school year and are subject to change. Tuition is $240 per semester unit. The total estimated amount (tuition, books, supplies, housing, living expenses and health insurance) needed for one academic year is $13,500 for the standard academic program and $15,500 for the Intensive English as a Second Language Program.

TOEFL Requirement/ESL

A minimum TOEFL score of 450 paper-based, 133 computer-based, or 45 iBT is required to enter into any of the standard academic programs. There is no TOEFL requirement for the Intensive English as a Second Language Program. Students with no TOEFL score or less than a 133 (450 paper) TOEFL may enroll in the Citrus College intensive English program. Five levels of ESL help students improve their TOEFL score and prepare for academic coursework.

Subjects Offered

Administration of Justice; Anthropology; Architecture; Art; Astronomy; Automotive Technology; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Child Development; Collision Repair Technology; Communications; Computer Science; Computing and Information Systems; Cosmetology; Dance; Dental Assisting; Drafting; Drama; Emergency Medical Technician; Engineering; English; English as a Second Language; Esthetician; Ethnic Studies; Forestry; French; Geography; Geology; German; Health Occupation; Heating and Air Conditioning; History; Humanities; Japanese; Journalism; Library Technology; Mathematics; Medical Assisting; Medium and Heavy Truck Technology; Motorcycle and Personal Watercraft Technology; Music; Natural History; Nursing-Vocational; Office Technology; Philosophy; Photography; Physical Education; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Works; Real Estate; Recording Technology; Secretarial/Clerical; Sociology; Spanish; Speech; Statistics; Supervision; Theater Arts; Water Technology.

Citrus College

1000 West Foothill Blvd.
Glendora California 91741-1899
P: 626.914.8549
For more information: Citrus College