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Gavilan College Demographics & Diversity

Gilroy, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Gavilan College are mainly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has high racial diversity. 69% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Gavilan College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Gavilan College students
Race Percent of Students
White 31%
Black 2%
Hispanic 57%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at Gavilan College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Gavilan College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Gavilan College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Gavilan College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,654
Women 2,995

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Gavilan College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 100 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Gavilan College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 100%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$88,232 per year

42% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,649
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40.2%
Part time Undergrads 65.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=114938 IPEDS survey data for Gavilan College.


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