Modesto Junior College: Narrative Description

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435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
Tel: (209)575-6498
Admissions: (209)575-6470
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Yosemite Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 229-acre urban campus. Endowment: $817,811. Research spending 2003-04: $134,554. Educational spending 2003-04: $2373 per student. Total enrollment: 17,535. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 40:1. 10,451 applied, 100% were admitted. 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3624 full-time, $151 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $662 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $36 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Young Farmers, Red Nations, Psychology Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma, MECHA. Major annual events: Transfer Day/College Night, Job Fair, Club Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Modesto Junior College Library with 69,865 books, 5,600 microform titles, 4,161 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Modesto is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and is the access point for the Sonora Pass vacationland in the Stanislaus National Forest, Mother Lode Country and the Big Oak Flat route to Yosemite. Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County. Churches of all denominations, a library, hospitals, plus the usual businesses make up the City of Modesto. There are 20 parks, playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools for recreational facilities plus areas where there is boating, fishing, hunting and skiing. Part-time employment is available.

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