Solano Community College
- 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.
Solano Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 229 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Solano Community College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||229 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,824 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||43:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,340 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||6,484 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$40,500||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- 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
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.