Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
Tel: (707)864-7000
10,019 students
Public institution

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The mission of Solano Community College is to provide the highest quality academic, occupational, cultural, developmental, and continuing education programs that are dedicated to the achievement of student learning outcomes and responsive to the needs of our community. In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to a diverse educational and cultural campus environment that prepares our students for productive participation in the 21st century.
School Highlights:
Solano Community College serves 10,019 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Solano Community College is the only community colleges within Solano County, CA.
The nearest community college is Napa Valley College (8.8 miles away).

School Overview

Solano Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 10,019 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,019 students
1,303 students
Solano Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,530 students
836 students
Solano Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,489 students
1,046 students
Solano Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Solano Community College sch enrollment Solano Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Solano Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Solano Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Solano Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Solano Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Solano Community College More (2010-2012)
Solano Community College sch ethnicity Solano Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.74 0.45
Solano Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,416 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,326 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,416 $5,940
Solano Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,326 $10,072
Solano Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Solano Community College is a tradition in Solano County. Established in 1945 as Vallejo Junior College, Solano was part of the Vallejo Unified School District until 1967 when the College became a countywide institution. The 192-acre campus, centrally located just off Interstate 80, was completed in 1971 and opened with 5,000 students. Since then, facilities, programs, staff and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of a growing county. Solano College is part of California's public community college system of 109 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College's service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as Travis Air Force Base. Many graduates of the area's fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College. Solano's classes are held during two semesters each year (Spring and Fall), plus Summer sessions. Flexible scheduling, designed for students' convenience, includes day, evening and Saturday classes, held on and off the campus, and via the Internet, television, and travel study. Short-term classes, open-entry/open-exit formats, and special interest workshops and seminars add to this scheduling flexibility. With the current student population of 12,000 divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to all area residents.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,378 per year for in-state students and $7,695 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,091 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in California is California College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.