Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534
Tel: (7.0)786-4700
9,825 students
Public institution
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 9,825 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Solano Community College is the only community colleges within Solano County, CA.
The nearest community college is Napa Valley College (8.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 231 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College Solano Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 231 staff
61 staff
Solano Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,825 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 136% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,825 students 1,315 students
Solano Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1
Solano Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,335 students
815 students
Solano Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,490 students
1,061 students
Solano Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Solano Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Solano Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Solano Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Solano Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Solano Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Solano Community College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
Solano Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Solano Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Solano Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.78 0.70
Solano Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,416 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,386 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,416 $5,590
Solano Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,386 $10,086
Solano Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
Solano Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,038 per year for in-state students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,252 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.