Fairfield Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Fairfield

Solano Community College
Four or more years; Public; $6,288 average out-state tuition; $1,104 average in-state tuition
InterCoast Colleges-Fairfield
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Fairfield
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit


Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Solano County, California, in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 40 miles (64 km) from the city center of both cities, approximately 40 miles (64 km) from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles (31 km) from Napa Valley, 16 miles (26 km) from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles (23 km) from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.

It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo. Other nearby cities include Suisun City, Vacaville, Rio Vista, Benicia, and Napa.

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