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Study at 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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of Gavilan CollegeGavilan is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Gilroy, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Gavilan earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include liberal arts and beauty and cosmetology.

Gavilan Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Gavilan offers open admission.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Gavilan are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 6, 049 students (3, 284 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Gavilan.

Gavilan Tuition and AffordabilityDegree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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, life-long learning, and participation in a diverse global society. "

Gavilan Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts155liberal arts and sciences, social services, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, home health aide, nursing assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology27cosmetology
Family and Social Work20child development, family systems
Business and Management19business, accounting, business management, sales and marketing
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and police, corrections
Medicine11medical preparatory
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, computer networking, web design, system administration, computer science, computer graphics
office and Administration5administrative assistant, data entry
Art Studies3art studies, visual and performing arts
Engineering Technician2drafting
Mechanics and Repair2aircraft maintenance
Science1biology, physical sciences
Photography and Commercial Art0cinematography
Media0digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, mass communication
Medical administration0medical secretary
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, special ed
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design, drama
Contact: GavilanGavilan College

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd

Gilroy, California 95020

General Phone: (408) 848-4800


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