Gavilan College

Gavilan College

Gavilan College is a community college in Gilroy, California. It was founded in 1919 as the San Benito County Junior College. The college shifted to its present campus in 1966. It also operates additional campuses in Hollister and Morgan Hill. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Gavilan College's athletics department sponsors a variety of sports for both men and women. Its teams participate in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. The campus is also home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations.

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Contacting Gavilan

Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy , CA 95020
General Phone: (408) 848-4800

Gavilan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts134Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine72registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Beauty and Cosmetology33cosmetology
Business and Management30business, business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Security and Law Enforcement29corrections, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work23family systems, child development
Medicine19medical preparatory
Office and Administration15data entry, administrative assistant
Art Studies5visual and performing arts, art studies
Mechanics and Repair5aircraft maintenance
Computer Science and Engineering4information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration
Science2biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences
Engineering Technician2drafting
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, theatre design
Photography and Commercial Art1cinematography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Education and Teaching0special ed, teacher aide
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Media0journalism, radio and television, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech

Number of programs and degrees for Gavilan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree26040
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years033
Award of less than 1 academic year11712

Gavilan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gavilan had a total enrollment of 6,049 students (3,258 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 2%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 20%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 14%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown4%

Gavilan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 34 %

Gavilan Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Gilroy, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gavilan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 552
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,790
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Gavilan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 120200)

Gavilan Faculty

Gavilan has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track814
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year33$83,99450$83,745
All faculty totalacademic year33$83,99450$83,745

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gavilan Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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Gavilan Highlights

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What Sets Gavilan Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in medicine
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Top 17%Gavilan % of degrees in medicine
Male % of student body
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Top 17%Gavilan Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 19%Gavilan Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Gavilan % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology

checked Open admission
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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