Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
Tel: (707)864-7000
  • 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 9,824 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 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Solano Community College is the only community colleges within Solano County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Solano Community College is Napa Valley College (8.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 229 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Solano Community College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty229 staff97 staff
Solano Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Solano Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Solano Community College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,824 students7,516 students
Solano Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:144:1
Solano Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,340 students1,613 students
Solano Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,484 students5,903 students
Solano Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Solano Community College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Solano Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Solano Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Solano Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Solano Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Solano Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Solano Community College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Solano Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Solano Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.780.73
Solano Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Solano Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$34,900
Solano Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,416 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,386 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,416$1,636
Solano Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,386$6,797
Solano Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%78%
Solano Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,828$9,500
Solano Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,911$5,500
Solano Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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

  • The nearest community college to Solano Community College is Napa Valley College (8.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,348 students | 8.80 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa CA  94558
  • 20,089 students | 18.60 Mi321 Golf Club Rd
    Pleasant Hill CA  94523
  • 599 students | 19.10 Mi380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill CA  94523
  • 8,695 students | 21.40 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg CA  94565
  • 6,697 students | 22.00 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo CA  94806
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 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 score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.