Solano Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,257
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
9,330
28.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.3%
165 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 (12 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 1,929 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Solano Community College. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (580 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Solano Community College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Solano Community College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,257.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Solano Community College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Solano Community College is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,257
2019 Value
14.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Solano Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,257. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Solano Community College grew by 14.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,293
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Solano Community College was of $13,293 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Solano Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
14%
2017 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Solano Community College was 14%, which represents 27 out of the 193 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Solano Community College has a total enrollment of 9,330 students. The full-time enrollment at Solano Community College is 2,690 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,640. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Solano Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Solano Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 23.5% White, 14.8% Asian, 12.6% Black or African American, 8.82% Two or More Races, 0.911% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Solano Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.6%) and White Female (13.2%). 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

28.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Solano Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,330 students. The full-time enrollment at Solano Community College is 2,690 and the part-time enrollment is 6,640. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Solano Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% 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 (61%), 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
    3,106
  2. White
    2,197
  3. Asian
    1,377

The enrolled student population at Solano Community College is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 23.5% White, 14.8% Asian, 12.6% Black or African American, 8.82% Two or More Races, 0.911% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.268% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 520 students (5.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 463 more women than men received degrees from Solano Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Solano Community College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Solano Community College is Biomedical Technology (12 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 (347 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (81 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 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 Other managers (146,107 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,001 people), Postsecondary teachers (103,414 people), Physicians (103,197 people), and Software developers (92,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (347 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (347 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (322,335 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (217,952 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,668 people), Computer Systems Design (126,150 people), and Scientific research & development services (75,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Solano Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (347 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 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. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Solano Community College was Biomedical Technology with 12 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

733
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 733 degrees were awarded to men at Solano Community College, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 157 degrees were awarded to men at Solano Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.479 times less than the 328 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 328 degrees were awarded to women at Solano Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 157 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Solano Community College is Female and Asian (52.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.21% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    580 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    544 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    358 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Solano Community College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (544 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    368 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    324 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Solano Community College is white female (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (324 degrees).

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Operations

Solano Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.97M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Solano Community College had a total salary expenditure of $120M. Solano Community College employs 137 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Solano Community College are Female Instructors (77), Male Instructors(60), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Solano Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Solano Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Solano Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.28M - Federal
  2. $11.3M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Solano Community College received $1.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$42.5M
2019 Salaries
12.7%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Solano Community College paid a median of $42.5M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($120M) and a 12.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.6% growth from 2017 and a 0.464% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.6M
Instructional Salaries
137
Number of Employees

In 2019, Solano Community College paid a total of $12.6M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
137 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Solano Community College were Instructor with 137 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Solano Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Solano Community College was Female Instructor with 77 employees, Male Instructor with 60 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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