Modesto Junior College

Public, Four-years School Located in Modesto, CA

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How much is the MJC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, MJC's tuition & fees is $1,270 for California residents and $8,870 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,112 for California residents and $32,712 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

MJC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,270
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,870
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,906
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,266
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,202

How Much Does it Cost to Go to MJC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $58,942 at MJC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $58,942. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $4,206.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$10,766$10,766$768
Sophomore (2024-25)$13,067$13,067$933
Junior (2025-26)$15,860$15,860$1,132
Senior (2026-27)$19,250$19,250$1,374
4 Years Total$58,942$58,942$4,206
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$13,067$13,067$933
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,860$15,860$1,132
Junior (2026-27)$19,250$19,250$1,374
Senior (2027-28)$23,364$23,364$1,667
4 Years Total$71,541$71,541$5,105
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,860$15,860$1,132
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,250$19,250$1,374
Junior (2027-28)$23,364$23,364$1,667
Senior (2028-29)$28,358$28,358$2,024
4 Years Total$86,832$86,832$6,197
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,250$19,250$1,374
Sophomore (2027-28)$23,364$23,364$1,667
Junior (2028-29)$28,358$28,358$2,024
Senior (2029-30)$34,419$34,419$2,456
4 Years Total$105,391$105,391$7,521
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$23,364$23,364$1,667
Sophomore (2028-29)$28,358$28,358$2,024
Junior (2029-30)$34,419$34,419$2,456
Senior (2030-31)$41,776$41,776$2,981
4 Years Total$127,917$127,917$9,129

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, MJC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
In-StateOut-of-State
Modesto Junior College$1,270$8,870
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between MJC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,270$8,870
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$8,228
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$10,310
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,150$9,399
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,465$9,925
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$12,320
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$9,120
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$9,460
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica, CA$1,156$9,316

Financial Aid and COA

At Modesto Junior College, 9,089 students (62%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,237.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at MJC is $24,475 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 941 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,562.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$25,112$32,712
Tuition & Fees$1,270$8,870
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,842$23,842
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,875$24,475
Average Financial Aid$8,237$8,237
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship9,08962%$8,237
Pell Grants4,09128%$7,263
Federal Student Loan140%$5,201
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid94169%-
Grants or Scholarships92067%$10,562
Federal Grants87364%$8,982
Pell Grants43732%$9,893
Other Federal Grants86363%$4,076
State/Local Grants90967%$2,047
Institutional Grants5-$3,040
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level433433$13,463
0-30,000239239$15,060
30,001-48,000101101$15,002
48,001-75,0007676$8,131
75,001-110,0001717$5,714
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Modesto Junior College has a total of 16,224 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 5,516 male students and 9,126 female students attending MJC. The school offers online degree programs and 5,029 students enrolled online exclusively (31.00% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate14,642 5,5169,126

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address435 College Ave, Modesto, CA
Phone209-575-6550
WEBhttps://www.mjc.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered147 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,224
Graduation Rate24%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties255 (Full-time), 313 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs529 (Full-time), 328 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$92,267
Average Staff Salary$72,485