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Modesto Junior College

The Modesto Junior College is a community college located in Central Valley's Modesto, California and is part of the Yosemite Community College District along with Columbia College.

Location

Address
435 College Ave
City
Modesto
State
CA

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
17356
In State Tuition Fees
1104
Out State Tuition Fees
6000
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.5
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
29:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Modesto Junior College Pirate
Colors
White Blue Silver
Conference
Big 8

College History

History

The college was founded in 1921.The Modesto Junior College (MJC) is a community college located in Central Valley's Modesto, California and is part of the Yosemite Community College District along with Columbia College.

College Specialty

Specialty

Modesto Junior College has gone into damage control mode after the news spread of its refusal to allow a student to hand out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day. Instead of realizing the complete folly of restricting free speech to two people at a time (with advance notice and permission) and a small cement slab, the administrators clung to the policy manual like it was handed down by Founding Fathers themselves.

Alumni

Alumni

George Lucas (creator of the Star Wars saga). He also wrote and produced American Graffiti, a nostalgic portrait of teenage life in early 1960s Modesto. Gino Marchetti, former Defensive End for Baltimore Colts, NFL Hall of Famer. Hiram Fuller, professional basketball player. Charles E. Woodworth, entomologist, taught at MJC in the 1920s. Roger Nixon, composer. Matt Bettencourt, PGA Tour golfer who finished 1st on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2008. Jeremy Renner, an actor nominated for an Academy Award for The Hurt Locker who also appeared in The Avengers. Ray Lankford, played for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres. Jeff Moorad, former sports agent, now owns the San Diego Padres. Shawn Boskie, former Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Lindsay Pearce, Glee actress. Dot Jones, Track and Field Olympian and Actress. Forddy Anderson, played basketball at Stanford, coached for Drake, Bradley and Michigan State. Dave Maggard, athletic director at University of California, U of Miami and U of Houston. Jeff Winans, played football at USC, NFL player with Buffallo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Super Bowl XV Champion Oakland Raiders. Paul Wiggin, played football at Stanford, NFL player for Cleveland Browns, NFL head coach for Kansas City Chiefs.

Campus

Campus

Urban

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