California State University, Fullerton

Enrollment Overview & Outcomes

Recruitment and Retention



Retention Rates

(first-time freshmen and upper-division transfer retention after one year)

One-Year Retention Rate by Student Type
Student Type at Entry / Cohort Inital Entry Semester
First-Time Full-Time Freshmen
Fall 08 Fall 09 Fall 10 Fall 11 Fall 12
80% 84% 85% 88% 89%
New Upper Division Transfer
Fall 08 Fall 09 Fall 10 Fall 11 Fall 12
83% 85% 84% 87% 86%

 

Top Five Counties for Admitted Students

(based on institution of origin, fall 2013)

Top 5 Counties of Origin for First-time Freshmen

Top 5 Counties of Origin for New UG Transfers

Top 5 Institutions of Origin

(for new undergraduate transfer students, fall 2013)

  1. Fullerton College
  2. Orange Coast College
  3. Saddleback College
  4. Santa Ana College
  5. Cypress College

 

Five Undergraduate Majors Most Often Selected by First-Time Freshmen (fall 2013)

  Frequency Percent
Business Administration 810 17.4
Biology 345 7.4
Psychology 290 6.2
Kinesiology 259 5.5
Communications 208 4.5
Undeclared 561 12.0
Total 4,667 100.0

 

Top Five Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs

(based on enrollment)

Undergraduate Programs

  Frequency Percent
Business Administration 5,662 17.1
Communications 2,245 6.8
Psychology 2,135 6.5
Kinesiology 2,074 6.3
Art 1,484 4.5
Total 33,049 100.0

 

Graduate Programs

  Frequency Percent
Computer Science 431 8.2
Nursing 319 6.0
Civil Engineering 242 4.6
Accounting 213 4.0
Counseling 196 3.7
Credential (Seeking or Intent) 792 15.0
Total 5,276 100.0