Modesto Junior College

Tel: (209)575-6550
19,262 students
Public institution
Modesto Junior College has been serving motivated students of California's Central valley since 1921. As one of the leading community colleges in the state, Modesto Junior College offers a host of programs and courses in academic and vocational areas to prepare you for transfer to a four-year university or to enter the job market. Year after year, MJC graduates prove to be competitive students and employable professionals.
School Highlights
Modesto Junior College serves 19,262 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Modesto Junior College is one of 2 community colleges within Stanislaus County, CA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Modesto (5.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 337 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Modesto Junior College (CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 337 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 19,262 has grown by 7% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,262 students 2,419 students
# Full-Time Students 5,901 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 11,455 students
5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
6%
13%
% Hispanic
42%
37%
% Black
3%
7%
% White
38%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
5%
8%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.73

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,150 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,046 is less than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,150 $1,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,046 $6,184
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
81%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Football, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Water Polo, Wrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alpha Gamma Sigma - Honor Society, Associated Students of MJC - Student body government, Baseball Team, Basketball Teams - Men and Women's Teams, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Cross Country - Men's & Women's Teams, Football Team, Golf - Men's & Women's Teams, Jazz Band, List of Student Clubs: http://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/sdncl/clubs, MJC Community Orchestra, Masterworks Chorus, Off-Balance Dancers, Phi Theta Kappa - Honor Society, Soccer - Men's & Women's Teams, Softball Team, Speech and Debate Team, Swimming - Men's & Women's Teams, Symphonic Band, Tennis - Men's & Women's Team, Track & Field - Men's & Women's Teams, Volleyball Team, Waterpolo Teams - Men's & Women's Teams, Wrestling Team Baseball Team, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Football Team, Jazz Band, Softball Team, Symphonic Band, Wrestling Team, Alpha Gamma Sigma - Honor Society,
Associated Students of MJC - Student body government,
Basketball Teams - Men and Women's Teams,
Cross Country - Men's & Women's Teams,
Golf - Men's & Women's Teams,
List of Student Clubs: http://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/sdncl/clubs,
MJC Community Orchestra,
Masterworks Chorus,
Off-Balance Dancers,
Phi Theta Kappa - Honor Society,
Soccer - Men's & Women's Teams,
Speech and Debate Team,
Swimming - Men's & Women's Teams,
Tennis - Men's & Women's Team,
Track & Field - Men's & Women's Teams,
Volleyball Team,
Waterpolo Teams - Men's & Women's Teams,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Modesto Junior College Community Education offers fully fee-funded, not-for-credit vocational classes and programs, and educational, recreational and cultural programs for all ages which lie beyond formalized classroom instruction to meet the needs and interests of the community through our regular Community Education classes, College for Kids and Teens, Older Adult Program, Modesto Institute for Continued Learning (MICL) and Educational Travel Program. Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective--that of dedication and service to the community. The Modesto Junior College East Campus is the colleges original and primary campus and is located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto, close to downtown. In addition to numerous large classroom buildings, it houses the Main Auditorium, Gymnasium, Stadium, Student Center, Morris Administration Building and MJC's main Library. The MJC East campus is served by several municipal bus lines and an inter-campus shuttle. Modesto Junior College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the State Department of Education for training veterans. MJC is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Modesto
    Private for-profit
    429 students | 5.90 Mi5172 Kiernan Court
    Salida CA  95368
    (209)543-7000
    5.90429
  • 471 students | 18.90 Mi16916 S. Harlan Rd
    Lathrop CA  95330
    (209)858-0077
    18.90471
  • Heald College-Stockton
    Private for-profit
    1,025 students | 28.50 Mi1605 E March Ln
    Stockton CA  95210
    (209)473-5200
    28.501,025
  • 18,572 students | 29.00 Mi5151 Pacific Ave
    Stockton CA  95207
    (209)954-5151
    29.0018,572
  • Carrington College-Stockton
    Private for-profit
    549 students | 29.30 Mi1313 W. Robinhood Drive, Suite B
    Stockton CA  95207
    (209)956-1240
    29.30549
Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,796 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.