Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D.
Welcome to Citrus College - where students connect to people, programs and resources, and complete their college goals!
In today's world, whether we are speaking of individuals, organizations, or technology, we know that the best connections are those that provide clear and efficient pathways to reaching identified objectives. If you are looking for an institution of higher education that will connect you with your academic dreams and career aspirations, you have come to the right place.
Throughout the course of the last century, Citrus College has established a reputation as a leading provider of educational programs and services. Today, as a College of Completion, Citrus College is poised to effectively serve the evolving needs of business, industry and our local communities.
With a strategic focus on student success, our highly skilled team of faculty and staff members provides students with innovative and effective programs of study - those that will lead to certificates, degrees and transfer, which will serve as a point of entry into the highly skilled workforce of the future.
I hope you will find an opportunity to visit the Citrus College campus in the coming year. It promises be an exciting one! The college will launch its new, cutting-edge Institute for Completion; implement an innovative student success initiative, I Will Complete College; develop an institutional Strategic Plan for 2016-2021; complete the final phase of our six-year accreditation process; and complete construction on a state-of-the-art Fine Arts Building.
All of these ground-breaking ventures build upon a solid foundation of institutional success. Citrus College is consistently ranked as a top associate degree producer by the national publications Community College Week and The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The college has also been recognized by PayScale, Inc. as one of the nation's top 10 public two-year colleges based on alumni earning potential, and been named a Military Friendly School® for the sixth consecutive year.
Perhaps most significantly, Citrus College was voted "Best Community College" in the San Gabriel Valley Newsgroup's Reader's Choice poll for the second consecutive year. In addition, the readers of the Beacon Media Group, publisher of the Monrovia Weekly newspaper, selected Citrus College to receive the silver "Favorite Institute of Higher Learning" award for 2015.
Whether you are a prospective or returning student, a community member, or someone who is interested in learning more about Citrus College, I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website. On behalf of the entire college community, I would like to invite you to explore Citrus College further. We would be pleased and honored to connect you to your academic goals and the pathway to future success!