Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D.
Fall 2018 Superintendent/President's Message
Welcome to Citrus College, and thank you for visiting our website! Recently redesigned to be both user-friendly and visually appealing, our hope is that this valuable resource answers questions you may have. We invite you to explore its content and learn more about the outstanding programs and services that Citrus College has to offer.
Whether you are a new student who is attending college for the first time, a returning student seeking new academic opportunities, or a community member looking for professional advancement or a career change, there are many reasons to consider experiencing Citrus College's dynamic learning environment firsthand. From our innovative academic programs and comprehensive support services to our world-class cultural offerings, athletic teams and facilities, Citrus College has something to offer you.
If you have decided to pursue a college education, Citrus College is a great place to start. We currently offer associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer and career/technical certificates in more than 125 programs of study. Our dedicated and highly skilled team of faculty and staff is committed to helping you reach your academic goals, whether it is to transfer to a four-year college or university, receive workforce training or learn a new skill.
This is a great time to become part of the Citrus College community. This fall, the college introduced the Citrus College Promise, an eagerly anticipated program that covers enrollment fees and other college costs for first-time students. Building on our efforts to increase college completion rates, the Citrus College Promise removes many of the barriers that may prevent students from pursuing higher education. For information about the program's eligibility requirements, visit www.citruscollege.edu/promise.
Innovative programs such as the Citrus College Promise have consistently earned the college recognition for being a national, state and local leader in higher education. Most recently, Citrus College was voted the San Gabriel Valley's “Best Community College" by readers of the Southern California News Group and “Favorite Community College" by the audience of Beacon Media News. Other recent accolades include being ranked seventh out of more than 1,100 community colleges in the United States for awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students, being recognized as one of the nation's leading online educators of 2018 and being designated a Military Friendly® school.
These accomplishments underscore Citrus College's unwavering commitment to student success. For more than 100 years, the college has served as a gateway to opportunity, and has prepared hundreds of thousands of students for productive and rewarding lives.
Now, it is your turn. I encourage you to seek out and take advantage of the enriching opportunities available at Citrus College.
On behalf of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, I welcome you to Citrus College, and I wish you much success. We hope to see you soon!