5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • In an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, Gavilan College serves the community by providing a high-quality learning experience which prepares students for transfer, technical and public service careers, lifelong learning and participation in a diverse global society.

School Highlights

Gavilan College serves 5,573 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,246
  • Out-state tuition: $6,654
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Gavilan College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 283 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Gavilan College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
283 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gavilan College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Gavilan College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,573 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,942 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,631 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
7%
12%
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% Hispanic
59%
47%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
24%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.70
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College Completion Rate
36%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,246 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,654 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,246
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,654
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,000
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Gavilan College was originally established in 1919 as San Benito County Junior College. It operated under this title until 1963, when a new community college district was drawn that included both San Benito and southern Santa Clara Counties. Successful passage of a local bond in 1966 provided the needed funds to construct the present campus at Santa Teresa Boulevard in Gilroy. The main campus is located south of Gilroy against the hills that form the western boundary of the Santa Clara Valley. Every aspect of the 150-acre Gavilan College campus has been planned to emphasize the student-centered philosophy adopted by the Board of Trustees and the college staff. Buildings have been designed and constructed to serve the needs and interests of college students and are equipped with the most recently developed aids to enhance teaching and learning. Gavilan College also has sites in Hollister at the Briggs Building and in Morgan Hill as a wing of the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. These two sites are an integral part of the District's effort to enhance student access to a college education. Gavilan College offers a wide range of services, including programs of community education, study in the liberal arts and sciences, and study in the pre-professional, business, voactional, and technical fields. To support student success, we offer services that strengthen and augment the learning environment. Courses and programs of study are offered days, evenings, weekends, and online. All offerings are designed to assist students in meeting their educational and life goals. Gavilan College is fully accreditated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC.), last granted a six-year accreditation in 2001, the Gavilan College's accreditation will be reviewed again in 2007.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,246
  • Out-state tuition: $6,654
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Santa Clara County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Santa Clara County, CA is Foothill College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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