Solano Community College

Fairfield, CA 94534
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Solano Community College is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Fairfield.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,625 students attend the school. Every year 28% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Solano Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $36. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,288 and $36 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students9,625
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Solano Community College Vocational Nursing program is an intense 1530 hour program consisting of 574 hours of theoretical instruction and 956 clinical practice hours.

The program allows for 136 hours completing pre-requisite courses included in the hours for theoretical instruction.

The VN program is intended to prepare students to serve under the supervision of Registered Nurses and Licensed physicians in a range of healthcare settings form acute care to extended care facilities and home health agencies, surgical centers and doctor’s offices.

Students who complete the program are awarded a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply to sit for the examination leading to licensing as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

The program is 37 weeks in length not including time taken to fulfill pre-requisites. Program instruction hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am- 4:00pm theory classes and clinical practice Monday through Friday 6:00am to 2:30pm and some Saturdays.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official High School Transcript or GED Equivalency certificate
  • Official transcript for college work completed
  • Pre-requisites: Pharmacology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology (CNA’s with a minimum of six months experience will be granted 10 credit hours)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current CNA certification (Minimum of six months’ work experience)
  • Health assessment (including negative tuberculin testing (PPD), Immunization record (including Hepatitis Vaccine))

Current class size is a maximum of 30 students. 



Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 33
Certificate 9 47
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$216/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $9,720
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $15,120
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $27,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of Solano Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,190
Other Federal Grant 15% $379
State Grant & Scholarships 63% $1,550
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,500
Federal Student Loans 2% $6,625
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,297
$30,001 to $48,000$6,409
$48,001 to $75,000$8,568
$75,001 to $110,000$8,920
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534

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