Solano Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,450
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
9,251
28.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26.5%
169 Graduates

About

Solano Community College is a higher education institution located in Solano County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Solano Community College were Biomedical Technology (15 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 1,698 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Solano Community College. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (477 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Solano Community College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Solano Community College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,450.

In 2020, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Solano Community College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Solano Community College is $−6,876 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,450
2020 Value
16.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Solano Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,450. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Solano Community College grew by 16.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,970
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Solano Community College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,970. The cost of room and board increased by 13.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Solano Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2019, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.5%
2018 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Solano Community College was 13.5%, which represents 21 out of the 156 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Solano Community College has a total enrollment of 9,251 students. The full-time enrollment at Solano Community College is 2,654 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,597. This means that 28.7% of students enrolled at Solano Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Solano Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 24.3% White, 15.6% Asian, 12.6% Black or African American, 9.45% Two or More Races, 0.93% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Solano Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.2%), followed by White Female (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Solano Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,251 students. The full-time enrollment at Solano Community College is 2,654 and the part-time enrollment is 6,597. This means that 28.7% of students enrolled at Solano Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Solano Community College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Solano Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,074
  2. White
    2,249
  3. Asian
    1,442

The enrolled student population at Solano Community College is 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 24.3% White, 15.6% Asian, 12.6% Black or African American, 9.45% Two or More Races, 0.93% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 304 students (3.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 418 more women than men received degrees from Solano Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Solano Community College is hispanic or latino (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Solano Community College is Biomedical Technology (15 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Solano Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (320 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (61 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (72 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Physicians (420,311 people), Other managers (181,570 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (168,337 people), Postsecondary teachers (121,088 people), and Registered nurses (110,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (320 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (61 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (467 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (320 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (61 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (467 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Solano Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (521,763 people), Elementary & secondary schools (400,713 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (329,448 people), Offices of physicians (226,985 people), and Scientific research & development services (140,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (320 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (61 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (467 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Solano Community College.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Solano Community College was Biomedical Technology with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

640
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,058
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 640 degrees were awarded to men at Solano Community College, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,058).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Solano Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.493 times less than the 284 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 284 degrees were awarded to women at Solano Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.03 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Solano Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.592% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    477 degrees awarded
  2. White
    459 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    309 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Solano Community College is hispanic or latino (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

3.59% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    294 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Solano Community College is hispanic or latino female (294 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (280 degrees).

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Operations

Solano Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.42M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Solano Community College had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Solano Community College employs 133 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Solano Community College are Female Instructors (76), Male Instructors(57), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Solano Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $739k - Federal
  2. $11.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Solano Community College received $739k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43M
2020 Salaries
1.05%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Solano Community College paid a median of $43M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 1.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.7% growth from 2018 and a 16.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.3M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2020, Solano Community College paid a total of $12.3M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Solano Community College were Instructor with 133 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Solano Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Service with 35 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Solano Community College was Female Instructor with 76 employees, and Male Instructor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Solano Community College.

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