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Coordinates: 34°08′06.15″N 117°53′07.40″W / 34.1350417°N 117.8853889°W / 34.1350417; -117.8853889

Citrus College is a community college located in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora, California. The Citrus Community College District which supports the school includes the communities of Glendora, Azusa, Charter Oak, Claremont, Monrovia, and Duarte. The school is the oldest public community college in Los Angeles County, California; it was founded in 1915 by educator Floyd S. Hayden. Until 1961 the school was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. As of 2006, Citrus College enrolls over 12,000 students.

Citrus College
Type Community College
Established 1915
President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D
Students 12,605[1]
Address 1000 West Foothill Boulevard, Glendora, CA 91741-1899, United States
Campus Suburban
104 acres (42 ha)
Colors Blue and White
Mascot Owls

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, Citrus College had 632 students who transferred to universities during the 2005–2006 academic year, ranking seventh in the area.[citation needed]



The fountain at Citrus College with library in background.

The Haugh Performing Arts Center (HPAC) is a 1440-seat proscenium venue located on the 100-acre (40 ha) campus of Citrus College. HPACC is host to over 140 performances annually, with over 100,000 patrons in attendance. Seats are no more than 90 feet (27 m) from the stage.

The campus also holds a larger herbarium.

The opening title sequence for the 2010 film MILF was filmed on campus near the Hayden Library and fountain.

The campus is also served by a nearby rail station for the Metro Gold Line as of 5 March 2016.


The Citrus Owls are the college athletics team. The football and soccer team play at the 10,000-capacity Citrus Stadium.


Citrus College is home to the acclaimed Citrus Singers program. This program, started by Ben Bollinger back in the 1960s, has provided a foundation for students to learn music and perform. Many of its alumni have gone on to be performers on Broadway and Television. This group is now under the direction of Doug Austin.


This academic institution has accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It features a slew of professional memberships such as: the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC).[2]

Notable facultyEdit

  • Alan Tussy, retired professor of mathematics, co-author of several textbooks for college mathematics.
  • Dale Salwak, Professor of English. Author of numerous acclaimed books, including Teaching Life, a memoir of over 35 years of teaching.
  • John Boylan (record producer), Professor of Critical Listening Skills, and Music Business/Audio Careers

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Citrus College". Citrus College. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "USC Record-setting Kicker Chris Limahelu Dies". USC Trojans. April 7, 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lionel Manuel". Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 

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