Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA 95350
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Modesto Junior College is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Modesto.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 17,880 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Modesto Junior College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $58. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,720 and $58 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students17,880
Student to Faculty Ratio31:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Modesto Junior College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has a full accreditation status. The nursing program uses the California Community College Chancellor’s Model for selection of program applicants. Applicants must achieve a Success Index score of 75 or higher to be qualified. Randomized selection will be used to select students from the pool of applicants with scores of 75 and above. The point system will be calculated on the basis of College GPA (English and Biology GPA).

Applications for admittance are accepted once a year between the 1st and the 31st of May and students are selected from this pool for admission in the fall and spring semesters. Applications are available from the Allied Health office and website during the application period only and only applications received before the deadline will be processed.

Conditionally accepted applicants will receive information regarding health clearance and the criminal background check, CPR certification, drug screen, and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The health clearance and physical examination is designed to ensure that the applicant does not have any health conditions that are hazardous and includes documentation of required immunizations and a negative PPD skin test. The criminal background check is a requirement for clinical agencies for students undertaking clinical experience practice.

Students enrolled in the ADN program are required to complete all coursework with a ‘C’ grade or more to go on with the course and graduate in order to qualify for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The California Board of Registered Nursing protects the public by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 21 86
Certificate 15 102
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$234/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $10,530
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $16,380
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $29,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of Modesto Junior College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,373
Other Federal Grant 1% $885
State Grant & Scholarships 76% $1,823
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $1,156
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,344
$30,001 to $48,000$8,482
$48,001 to $75,000$10,998
$75,001 to $110,000$12,367
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350

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