Choosing a University

There is no single university that is best for every student in any area of study. Each university program is unique, based on the curriculum designed by the faculty at that university. The location, setting, and culture of each campus are among the other elements that can determine whether you will thrive at a given school or not. The links below provide you with information to help you research criteria you might consider when choosing a university and the resources to finding schools that match your priorities. Visit the Transfer Center for more assistance on researching the college that is right for you.

 Other ways to research and compare colleges:

1. Visit the campus you are considering
2. Meet with college representatives that visit MJC
3. Attend workshops, seminars, and Transfer Day College night offered by the Transfer Center

Check the Master Calendar to find out what activities the Transfer Center is offering

Cost Per Year Estimate for 2019 -2020 (pdf)

Compare California State Universities

CSU Impacted Majors

California State Universities Contact List (pdf)

University of California Contact List (pdf)

College Search Programs


     Nursing School 411 is a comprehensive guide that will provide you with essential information about nursing licensure and school options for earning a degree at the nation’s best nursing schools to start or advance your nursing careers. 


     If you need help finding the right college for you or you would like to research scholarships to help you pay for college check out Eureka.  Eureka allows you to compare colleges and find out the student populations, the cost to attend, do they have on campus housing, do they have a sports teams and much more.

College Clues

     Want to take the mystery out of making the best college decisions?  The best way to do that is to gather clues that can lead you in the right directions.  Use the resources, experiences and connections in these College  Clues adventures to help you identify college directions that compliment and build on your unique talents and strengths. (Source: Career Clues Site)

Salary Calculator

    Before relocating, it's always a good idea to know how far your salary would go in your new city.  Compare the cost of living if you decide to transfer to UCLA or CSU Stanislaus. By using the salary calculator, you will be able to determine how much you would need to earn in your new city to maintain the same standard of living you currently enjoy.  The salary calculator will compare the cost of living in each city, and display the amount that you would need to earn. 

U.S. News Best Colleges

    U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search.  From National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges to A-Plus Schools for B students, find the right one for you.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs

    A DNP degree is a natural career advancement step for a Registered Nurse (RN) with either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or a Master of Science Nursing (MSN) degree and a desire to become a specialized Nurse Practitioner (NP) or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).  A DNP degree is also a preferred credential for RN's looking to transition into the world of nurse education.