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MJC Demographics & Diversity

Modesto, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at MJC are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Modesto Junior College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Modesto Junior College students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 4%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 51% more female students than male students enrolled at Modesto Junior College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MJC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Modesto Junior College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Modesto Junior College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,142
Women 10,766

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MJC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Modesto Junior College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,479 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
17,908
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.3%
Part time Undergrads 64.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118976 IPEDS survey data for Modesto Junior College.


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