Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA 95020


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,847
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 22:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Gavilan College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Gavilan College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,312 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 65% of Gavilan College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,474 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gavilan College in 2016-2017, was 3, which is 1% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,052 (which is 33% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gavilan College has enrolled a total of 5,847 students (1,825 students full-time and 4,022 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,847 students, 731 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 280 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 57%

White: 29%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Gavilan College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 34% 987
Health Professions And Related Programs 13% 385
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 220
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 162
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 138
Personal And Culinary Services 2% 61
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 58
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 50
Social Sciences 2% 45

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gavilan College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Gavilan College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,300. Last year, out of the total 750 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 600 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 660 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 515 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,300 $27,300
Employment Rate 80% 78%
Total Graduates 750 660

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Gavilan College.

Cabrillo College
19.9 mile away
Hartnell College
21.5 mile away
Evergreen Valley College
25.2 mile away
San Jose City College
30.9 mile away
West Valley College
31.5 mile away
De Anza College
35.5 mile away
Mission College
36.8 mile away
Ohlone College
42.8 mile away
Canada College
50.4 mile away