• 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 16,365 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 16,365 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,380
  • Out-state tuition: $6,046
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Modesto Junior College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 659 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
Modesto Junior College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
659 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Modesto Junior College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Modesto Junior College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,365 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,131 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,234 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
118 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,131 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,234 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
8%
14%
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% Hispanic
49%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
37%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.62
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
19%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
9.96%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,000
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,380 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,046 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,380
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,046
$6,603
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Tuition Notes
California resident
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
14 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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.
Club or Organization:
Alpha Gamma Sigma - Honor Society, Associated Students of MJC - Student body government, List of Student Clubs: http://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/sdncl/clubs, Phi Theta Kappa - Honor Society, Speech and Debate Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Masterworks Chorus, MJC Community Orchestra, Off-Balance Dancers, Symphonic Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Baseball Team, Basketball Teams - Men and Women's Teams, Cross Country - Men's & Women's Teams, Football Team, Golf - Men's & Women's Teams, Soccer - Men's & Women's Teams, Softball 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, Wrestling Team
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Modesto Junior College cost?

Modesto Junior College's tuition is approximately $1,380 for In-State students and $6,046 for Out-State students.

What sports does Modesto Junior College offer?

Modesto Junior College offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.

What is Modesto Junior College's ranking?

Modesto Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 16,365 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,380
  • Out-state tuition: $6,046
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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