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Institutional Effectiveness

Quick Facts

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In Spring 2017, the Office of Research and Planning developed the 2017 MJC Institutional Data Factbook. The current edition contains extensive data, charts and tables reporting on MJC student enrollment trends, student demographic trends, student achievement results, and detailed analysis of CCSSE survey trends at MJC. 


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Download our 1-page demographic Fast Facts report on Modesto Junior College, detailing student numbers, ethnicities represented, gender, age, education goals and more.


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Career and Technical Education Programs


Completion for First Time Freshmen


Highlights of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)


Employee Demographics


Transfer Data


2017 Fall Enrollment by Home Zip Code


Changing Student Demographics


FactBook Highlights


Released 11/14/2017


Released 11/6/2017


Avg. Student Effect of Comp. Ed Plan


No Ed Plan

With Ed Plan

Increase of

1 Year Persistence Rate



+60% Persistence

1 Year Completed Units



+12 Units Completed

Source: YCCD Crystal Reports, Student Demographic Details, 2017.


Released 10/30/2017

2017 MJC First Time Freshmen English and Math Placements:

Bar Chart

  • 24% of first time freshmen were assessed at 2 levels below College-level English
  • 34% were assessed at College-level English

Another bar chart

  • 39% of first time freshmen were assessed at 3 levels below College-level Math
  • 11% were assessed at College-level Math

Released 10/23/2017

Career and Technical Education Graduation Facts

The majority of students enrolled at MJC declared a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program as their program of study.

In fall 2017 there are:

  • MJC Active Students                      18,422
  • CTE Program Students                   9,509 (55% of enrolled students)
  • CTE Degrees Year to Date             885 (43% of all awards)

Career and Technical Education Program Areas include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Science
  • Animal Science
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Auto Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Child Development
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Emer. Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Fire Academy
  • Fire Science
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Logistics
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechanized Agriculture
  • Medical Assisting
  • Natural Resources/Forestry
  • Nursing  - LVN to ADN
  • Office Administration
  • Plant Science
  • Respiratory Care
  • Veterinary Technician Program
  • Welding


Released 10/16/2017

First Time Freshmen Time to Completion

Among Students who started at MJC since 2008 (First Time Freshmen, FTF):

  • 7% have Received a Degree or Certificate from MJC
  • 3.5 years is the Average time to award completion
  • Associate degree students earn on avg. 77 units
  • Certificate awarded students earn on avg. 43 units

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Over half of First Time Students who do earn an award, do so during their 2nd or 3rd year.


Released 10/9/2017

Highlights of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Pie Chart showing satisfaction of ed goal persuit

From the Spring 2017 (1200 student responses):

These are examples of areas in which MJC students reported higher and lower average responses than other CCSSE colleges:

  • 94% indicated that their MJC education is preparing them effectively to think critically and analytically
  • 91% indicated that their MJC education is preparing them to work effectively with others
  • Only 37% feel they are definitely progressing as quickly as they desire to in completing their educational goal at MJC:

Further details about the 2017 CCSSE are available at

Released  09/25/2017

Employee Demographics

In fall 2016, MJC personnel counts included:

  • 16 certified administrators
  • 23 classified managers
  • 241 FT faculty
  • 342 hourly faculty
  • 220 classified professionals

 The table below shows the number and percentage of personnel and students in fall 2016. MJC staff demographics reflect the ethnic makeup of the student communities we serve, with the exception of Hispanic personnel, which are a lower representative group than our students.

MJC Demographics: Fall 2016



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Source: CCCCO Datamart Term Student Count; Faculty & Staff Demographics Report; YCCD Payroll Records


Released 09/18/2017

Transfer Data

The number of students who transfer to a CSU or UC has continued to increase since 2012/13. In 2016-17:

  • 893 MJC students transferred to the CSU system
  • 91 MJC students transferred to the University of California

Additional details about MJC transfer trends are available in the 2017 Factbook, pages 33-37

Transfer Data Line Chart


Released 09/11/2017

2017 Fall Enrollment by Home Zip Code

This Fall 2017…

  • 80% of students attending MJC live in Stanislaus County
  • 50% attended high school in Stanislaus County
  • 25% attended in Modesto City School District

2017 Fall Enrollment by Home Zip Code (tri-county only)

 Students By Zipcode

 Find out more on the Institutional Research Data Dashboards

Released 09/05/2017

Changing Student Demographics

Line Chart of Demographics at MJC

MJC tracks student demographics by ethnicity, gender, age, and other elements including first-generation college enrollment, economically-disadvantaged status, online only students, veteran status, students with disabilities and other categories Some notable trends:

  • Over a period of five years, the proportion of MJC students who are Hispanic increased from 37% in fall 2011 to nearly 50% by fall 2016. Preliminary estimates for the most recent demographics show Hispanic students are now a majority at 51.7% of the total student population.
  • Fifty-eight percent of the student population is female. Forty-two percent are male.
  • The average student age at MJC is 25 years (down from 29 years in 2011).
  • In 2016, 65% of MJC students were first generation. When adding the layer of ethnicity, 88% of Hispanic students and 76% of African Americans were first generation.
  • The proportion of MJC students identified as economically disadvantaged increased from 48% in 2009-10 to 65% in 2015-16.


  • First generation student: neither parent has received a four-year college degree.

Released 08/27/2017

FactBook Highlights

Hello to All!

Several years ago, our former Director of Institutional Research, Ken Hart, sent out a weekly “Just the Facts” email. Each week we received a short message with interesting information about the College, our community, and the environment of higher education. With a grateful nod to his example, we are reviving the Monday “Just the Facts” email with a few facts and a definition or two each week. They will be brief and (hopefully) interesting.

 MJC Just the Facts 2017

 Did you know that MJC recently published the 2017 edition of its FactBook?

Here are a few interesting things you can find there:

  • In 2015-16, there were 24,149 students enrolled at some point during the entire academic year (unduplicated headcount).
  • There were 17,707 enrolled students in the fall 2016 semester (unduplicated headcount).
  • In fall 2016, 33% of enrolled students were full-time students.
  • One in five students was a first-time student in 2015-16.
  • In 2015-16, 65% of the student population was from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups such as African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders


  • Unduplicated headcount: actual number of individual students enrolled. Each student is only counted once, regardless of the number of courses being taken.

 For more fascinating facts, visit the MJC FactBook 2017.

The effect of Comprehensive Education Plans among First Time Freshmen (FTF), Fall 2014 & 2015.


Those FTF with an Comprehensive Ed Plan;

  • Complete 12 more units in their first year vs. those with no ed. plan
  • Are 60% more likely to continue (persist) to their second year vs. those with no ed. plan
Contact Us

Jenni Abbott
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (209) 575-7795

Scott Kerlin, Ph.D.  
Director, College Research
Phone: (209) 575-6727 

James Palmer, MBA
College Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 575-6220


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