Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,736
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Solano Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Solano Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,288 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 66% of Solano Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,270 (which is 2.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Solano Community College in 2016-2017, was 19, which is 3% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,044 (which is 32.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Solano Community College has enrolled a total of 9,736 students (3,020 students full-time and 6,716 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,736 students, 613 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 975 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 29%

Hispanic: 29%

Asian: 15%

Black/African American: 14%

Two or more races: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Solano Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 23% 1,088
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 15% 700
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 8% 363
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 282
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 6% 266
Health Professions And Related Programs 3% 146
Psychology 2% 94
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 67
Social Sciences 1% 60
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 48

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Solano Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Solano Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,800. Last year, out of the total 1,368 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,026 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,456 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,107 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,800 $32,700
Employment Rate 75% 76%
Total Graduates 1,368 1,456

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Solano Community College.

Napa Valley College
8.7 mile away
Diablo Valley College
18.7 mile away
Los Medanos College
21.3 mile away
Contra Costa College
22 mile away
Berkeley City College
26.5 mile away
College of Marin
30.3 mile away
Merritt College
30.9 mile away
Laney College
31.3 mile away
College of Alameda
32.5 mile away
Santa Rosa Junior College
35.7 mile away