“As the superintendent/president of this distinguished community college, I am extremely proud of the extraordinary efforts of the faculty, staff, students, management and board of trustees to embrace student success and completion as the highest priority of Citrus College. Their dedication and diligence is evidenced in our comprehensive strategic plan, stellar completion rates, unique and powerful K-12 initiatives, integrated student services programs, and outstanding transfer outcomes. Our graduates are successfully completing their studies in record numbers, and are transferring to four-year colleges and universities, or finding viable employment in their chosen career paths. These are the best indicators of our success.” – Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College
Name: Citrus College
College president’s name: Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Chair: Susan M. Keith, President of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees
Campus Setting: Suburb
Year established: 1915
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 13,263
- Citrus College is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County. Established in 1915 amongst the citrus groves of yesteryear in Southern California, just east of Burbank and Pasadena, the 104-acre campus is nestled against the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. The college serves approximately 20,000 students annually, and offers associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer and career/technical certificates in more than 125 programs of study. Graduates transfer from Citrus College to some of the finest four-year colleges and universities in the world.
- Citrus College offers excellent career and technical education programs that lead to state- and industry-recognized certification and employment opportunities in specifically targeted growth industries and professions. Community partners include educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that collaborate with college faculty, staff and administrators regarding the skills and education required in the workforce. These partnerships ensure that the professional training provided by Citrus College matches the needs of employers who are hiring in today’s marketplace.
- Citrus College is well recognized for its visual and performing arts programs. Students are engaged in the world-renowned Citrus Singers, and the concert choir, jazz choir and ensemble, band, and orchestras performing in concerts, musicals and theatrical productions throughout the region. On campus, the Haugh Performing Arts Center, established in 1971, is the regional hub of fine arts with facilities that include classrooms, recording studios, dance and piano laboratories, and a 1,400-seat auditorium, serving upwards of 200,000 patrons annually.