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 71%.
Modesto Junior College is one of 3 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 33% over five years.
College Modesto Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts 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
61 staff
Modesto Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,262 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 103% over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,262 students 1,296 students
Modesto Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,901 students
814 students
Modesto Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,455 students
1,040 students
Modesto Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Modesto Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Modesto Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
6%
5%
Modesto Junior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
42%
21%
Modesto Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
15%
Modesto Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
38%
51%
Modesto Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Modesto Junior College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Modesto Junior College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Modesto Junior College Unknown (2006-2013)
Modesto Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.68
Modesto Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 105% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,046 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $5,660
Modesto Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,046 $10,250
Modesto Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Modesto Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)

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: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,964 per year for in-state students and $7,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,947 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 0.52. 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.