Transferring to a Private or Out of State University

Private California Colleges & Universities (AICCU)

In addition to the public universities, California is home to a higher education segment that is not funded by the government, rather by tuition paid by students and private donations. These are the independent colleges and universities of California, many of whom belong to the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU). Independent schools vary widely in size and mission. There are more than 77 WASC accredited degree granting, non-profit independent colleges and universities serving over 289,000 students in California.

You can use the following links to find out more about the independent segment of California higher education and how to prepare for transfer to one of these institutions.

AICCU Home Page 

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have an excellent academic track record. While only about 17 percent of black undergraduate students attend an HBCU, more than 28 percent of African-Americans who receive a bachelor’s degrees obtain them from an HBCU.  These colleges and universities are also leading institutions in awarding degrees to African-American students in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering programs.

Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Thanks to an agreement signed March 17, 2015 between the California Community Colleges and several HBCUs, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

Transferring to Out of State University

Students from Modesto Junior College transfer to universities and colleges all over the country and beyond. Because there is little or no formal articulation with institutions outside of California, preparing to transfer will require additional effort to gather the necessary information. Modesto Junior College counselors are able to assist you with that effort. The Transfer Center has a library of out-of-state college catalogs for students to check out and take to a counseling appointment. The following links provide you with a guide to help you understand what kind of information you need and where to find it.

Western States Tuition Agreement