Modesto Junior College, located in Modesto, California, is a member of the California Community College System and serves the central valley area. The school has an enrollment of over 20000 degree seeking students, and as a result has built and updated its campus to serve the increase demand placed upon the school. The school is committed to remaining current with the changing needs of the community, adding, updating, reviewing programs, facilities and services as needed to accommodate the modern student. The school has been operating for over 90 years, providing residents of the region a strong, high quality, postsecondary education in a variety of forms to meet an individual's purpose.
Modesto Junior College offers a variety of programs designed to allow students to choose one that meets their career or academic needs and assist in reaching the student's goals. Career programs provide an environment and curriculum that prepares the student for entry into the workforce as a professional through the development of pertinent skills and abilities. Programs take between one and two years to complete. Individuals having completed a program are capable of performing the duties and tasks required of their field, having earned a certificate or degree which demonstrates competency and allows for employment at the entry level.
Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education followed by entry to a college or university to transfer credits and complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree in their desired field of study. Agreements in place with public California higher education institutions can ease the transfer process, particularly for residents of the state. Individuals wishing to attend private or out of state schools should consult an academic advisor to develop a curriculum that best fulfills the transfer requirements of the student's desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
The school also offers continuing education courses for professionals wishing to renew certification or licensure, or wishing to update their knowledge base. Adult education courses assist in the completion of a high school education for those who had forgone it in the past. Additionally, residents may take individual noncredit courses for personal benefit and enjoyment.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Modesto Junior College is a public two year, open enrollment institution that allows any student that meets its minimum requirements for admission to enroll through the submission of an application and payment of tuition. Students must supply transcripts, test scores, and any other pertinent information prior to registration. Additionally, students may also be required to take a placement exam. New students are encouraged to participate in student orientation to gain information about student life, as well as meet with a counselor to discuss personal and professional goals and develop an academic curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used by the school to determine financial need and aid program eligibility, awarded by the school through packet formed shortly after receiving the FAFSA. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each semester and aid recipients may be asked to provide additional information to verify the accuracy of their provided information in lieu of recent federal regulations regarding financial aid.
The Modesto Junior College Pirates participate in intercollegiate athletics through multiple programs that start and end throughout the year. Intercollegiate athletic programs allow students to engage in healthy competition in a controlled setting, providing the development of useful skills, such as discipline, good health habits, leadership, teamwork and others that can be applied to one's personal, academic and professional life. Student interested in participating may contact the athletic department to acquire the forms and tryout dates for participation.
Athletic programs offered:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,600. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $6,300-$7,574
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $260-$310 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||81%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$4,740|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Modesto Junior College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Modesto Junior College, versus those community colleges in California, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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