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.

School Highlights

Solano Community College serves 9,330 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Solano Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 410 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Solano Community College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty410 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Solano Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The Solano Community College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,330 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,690 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students6,640 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
15%
12%
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% Hispanic
32%
47%
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% Black
13%
6%
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% White
24%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
9%
4%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.790.70
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College Completion Rate
28%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,416 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,386 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,416$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,386$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,000$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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 (8.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,292 students | 8.70 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa, CA 94558
    (707) 256-7000
    8.705,292
  • 19,871 students | 18.50 Mi321 Golf Club Rd
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    (925) 685-1230
    18.5019,871
  • 362 students | 19.10 Mi380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    (925) 609-6650
    19.10362
  • 9,435 students | 21.40 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg, CA 94565
    (925) 439-2181
    21.409,435
  • 7,127 students | 22.00 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo, CA 94806
    (510) 235-7800
    22.007,127
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.