Modesto Junior College

Tel: (209)575-6550
17,356 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 17,356 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 54:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Modesto Junior College is one of 3 community colleges within Stanislaus County, CA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Modesto (5.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 321 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Modesto Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 321 staff
59 staff
Modesto Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 17,356 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 54:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,356 students
1,282 students
Modesto Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 54:1
Modesto Junior College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,901 students
810 students
Modesto Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,455 students
1,017 students
Modesto Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Modesto Junior College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Modesto Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Modesto Junior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Modesto Junior College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Modesto Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Modesto Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Modesto Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Modesto Junior College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
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. 0.62 0.53
Modesto Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,150 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,046 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,150 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,046 $10,294
Modesto Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Modesto Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Salida Kaplan College-Modesto
    Private for-profit
    5172 Kiernan Court
    Salida, CA 95368
    5.9  Mi  |  448  students
  • Salida San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto
    Private for-profit
    5380 Pirrone Rd.
    Salida, CA 95368
    6.3  Mi  |  311  students
  • Lathrop ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop
    Private for-profit
    16916 S. Harlan Rd
    Lathrop, CA 95330
    18.9  Mi  |  541  students
  • Stockton Heald College-Stockton
    Private for-profit
    1605 E March Ln
    Stockton, CA 95210
    28.5  Mi  |  1514  students
  • Stockton Kaplan College-Stockton
    Private for-profit
    722 W. March Ln
    Stockton, CA 95207
    28.6  Mi  |  0  students
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,429 per year for in-state students and $6,281 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,427 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.