Modesto Junior College (MJC)

Modesto, CA

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Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College Student Essentials

Modesto Junior College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Pirates
Website: mjc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,150
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,046
Retention Rate: 75%
Enrollment: 23,056
Year Established: 1921

About MJC

Unlike many two-year institutions, Modesto Junior College focuses on both academics and vocational training in order to provide a comprehensive community college experience. MJC provides educational services to students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution, as well as those who want to join the workforce soon and adults who’d like to update their career skills.

In line with this mission, Modesto Junior College offers a number of certificates and associate’s degrees through its 11 academic divisions. The school also has nearly 30 vocational certificates, from Auto Body Collision Repair to Fire Science.

If you’re unsure of what you’d like to study, the Career Development & Transfer Center can help you pinpoint your academic and professional aspirations.

The school also provides extensive services to the local adult community. The school’s Core Skills courses allow students to strengthen their math, English, reading and science skills. It also offers a GED preparation and English-as-second-language courses to help improve your employability.

In addition to the Core Skills courses, adults can take non-credit classes at Modesto Junior College for personal enrichment. These courses are ideal if you’ve ever dreamed of being in a musical ensemble, would like to kickstart your workout schedule, or simply want to stay sharp.

MJC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave Modesto Junior College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

The financial aid department is very under staffed and unhelpful. They do not say anything on their web site that Financial aid provided by MJC is only grants. ( Pell grant about 5,000 and maybe 500 a year in other grants) They talk about loans and grants on their financial aid site. There is no loan offers at all in your financial aid package. Financial aid told me that they do not participate in the Stafford loan program that is included in your financial aid through your Fasfa. This is the only college I could find in the area that hurts their students in this way. Most colleges want students to succeed by giving them every opportunity. Yes there will be no loans to pay back , But students have to work full time and only attend school part time so the can pay rent, gas, food and book costs for a semester. Instead of concentrating class and homework, I heard a student complain about not being able to afford gas to school, and he could not afford food next month and was going to go to a food bank. The graduation rate is 65 % and from what I have seen it most likely is from burn out. The estimated cost to attend MJC according to the MJC financial aid web site is 18,312 per year. This covers Room, Board, books and personal expenses. The average Pell grant for a year is 6,000 and with the other grants of 500 each student would have to come up with another 11500. just to survive, And that's living under the poverty level. MJC is discriminating against poor students with families that can not help their children attend school. These students will have to work twice as hard as students that can live at home and have financial support of their families. Modesto is full of poor students who can not afford to travel to Stockton or Merced to attend a school that DOES give every financial opportunity to ensure there students are successful. I think it is very neglectful of MJC to limit their students. I also think that the attendance is so high at MJC because students do not realize that by attending another community college they will have a better finical support to finish their degree in a more timely manner.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I feel there are many opportunities given here at this college and counselors to help keep you on task to get to your goals. I am looking forward to continuing my education for the next few years and am proud to say I go to MJC.


MJC Map & Location

Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350


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Getting Around MJC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

4/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Modesto, CA

Winter
Dec
56
40
Jan
56
40
Feb
63
43
Spring
Mar
69
46
Apr
75
49
May
83
55
Summer
Jun
90
60
Jul
95
63
Aug
94
62
Fall
Sep
89
59
Oct
79
53
Nov
66
45

MJC Students

Total Students 23,056

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 37%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 40%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 37%
African American 4%
Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 25%
Part-Time 75%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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