Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave, Modesto
CA, 95350-5800
Tel: (209)575-6550
17,343 students
Public institution

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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 17,343 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 49% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Modesto Junior College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 17,343 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,343 students
1,287 students
Modesto Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,070 students
832 students
Modesto Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 11,273 students
1,021 students
Modesto Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Modesto Junior College sch enrollment Modesto Junior College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Modesto Junior College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Modesto Junior College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Modesto Junior College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Modesto Junior College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Modesto Junior College More (2010-2012)
Modesto Junior College sch ethnicity Modesto Junior College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Modesto Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,150 is less than the state average of $5,917. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,150 $5,917
Modesto Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,046 $10,050
Modesto Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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