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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

1992 College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities

This table provides college-going rates for counties in California. College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from public schools in the county by the total number of graduates from public schools in the county. All categories of public schools are covered including comprehensive schools, continuation schools, and other categories of schools. Students with unknown genders and ethnicities and those from unknown schools were excluded from the data.

Data regarding high school graduates were obtained from the California Department of Education. Data for higher education enrollment were obtained from each of the segments and includes all students -- full-time, part-time, credit, and non-credit.

Note that the calculation of these rates is based on totals for each category such as year, county, and ethnicity. Rates do not entail longitudinal tracking of individual students.

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Important note: The data for first-time students have changed. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for more details.

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  High School
Graduates
First-Time Students College-Going Rate
High School County Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
Alameda 9,810 760 887 3,869 5,516 7.7% 9.0% 39.4% 56.2%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 248 11 10 48 69 4.4% 4.0% 19.4% 27.8%
Butte 1,457 42 136 427 605 2.9% 9.3% 29.3% 41.5%
Calaveras 414 6 15 117 138 1.4% 3.6% 28.3% 33.3%
Colusa 213 5 14 46 65 2.3% 6.6% 21.6% 30.5%
Contra Costa 7,075 624 527 3,063 4,214 8.8% 7.4% 43.3% 59.6%
Del Norte 221 3 13 42 58 1.4% 5.9% 19.0% 26.2%
El Dorado 1,189 42 67 447 556 3.5% 5.6% 37.6% 46.8%
Fresno 7,031 212 624 2,866 3,702 3.0% 8.9% 40.8% 52.7%
Glenn 266 3 39 59 101 1.1% 14.7% 22.2% 38.0%
Humboldt 987 29 85 335 449 2.9% 8.6% 33.9% 45.5%
Imperial 1,539 36 54 144 234 2.3% 3.5% 9.4% 15.2%
Inyo 186 10 9 51 70 5.4% 4.8% 27.4% 37.6%
Kern 5,702 133 334 1,738 2,205 2.3% 5.9% 30.5% 38.7%
Kings 1,026 29 53 351 433 2.8% 5.2% 34.2% 42.2%
Lake 405 9 16 134 159 2.2% 4.0% 33.1% 39.3%
Lassen 298 5 5 51 61 1.7% 1.7% 17.1% 20.5%
Los Angeles 65,075 4,559 5,281 21,042 30,882 7.0% 8.1% 32.3% 47.5%
Madera 894 23 63 319 405 2.6% 7.0% 35.7% 45.3%
Marin 1,666 214 142 574 930 12.8% 8.5% 34.5% 55.8%
Mariposa 146 6 6 41 53 4.1% 4.1% 28.1% 36.3%
Mendocino 899 37 47 254 338 4.1% 5.2% 28.3% 37.6%
Merced 2,108 44 155 758 957 2.1% 7.4% 36.0% 45.4%
Modoc 104 2 8 13 23 1.9% 7.7% 12.5% 22.1%
Mono 60 8 6 9 23 13.3% 10.0% 15.0% 38.3%
Monterey 2,338 117 167 984 1,268 5.0% 7.1% 42.1% 54.2%
Napa 814 52 37 277 366 6.4% 4.5% 34.0% 45.0%
Nevada 684 31 42 246 319 4.5% 6.1% 36.0% 46.6%
Orange 22,080 2,013 1,384 8,267 11,664 9.1% 6.3% 37.4% 52.8%
Placer 1,895 69 91 787 947 3.6% 4.8% 41.5% 50.0%
Plumas 228 8 8 59 75 3.5% 3.5% 25.9% 32.9%
Riverside 10,313 482 401 2,512 3,395 4.7% 3.9% 24.4% 32.9%
Sacramento 8,394 411 467 3,397 4,275 4.9% 5.6% 40.5% 50.9%
San Benito 339 21 34 134 189 6.2% 10.0% 39.5% 55.8%
San Bernardino 12,729 438 711 2,531 3,680 3.4% 5.6% 19.9% 28.9%
San Diego 19,709 1,308 1,133 8,314 10,755 6.6% 5.7% 42.2% 54.6%
San Francisco 3,466 359 557 1,139 2,055 10.4% 16.1% 32.9% 59.3%
San Joaquin 3,996 146 198 1,818 2,162 3.7% 5.0% 45.5% 54.1%
San Luis Obispo 1,602 87 117 656 860 5.4% 7.3% 40.9% 53.7%
San Mateo 4,376 368 311 1,658 2,337 8.4% 7.1% 37.9% 53.4%
Santa Barbara 2,782 155 85 1,100 1,340 5.6% 3.1% 39.5% 48.2%
Santa Clara 12,419 1,107 1,064 4,842 7,013 8.9% 8.6% 39.0% 56.5%
Santa Cruz 2,322 151 123 700 974 6.5% 5.3% 30.1% 41.9%
Shasta 1,390 32 61 521 614 2.3% 4.4% 37.5% 44.2%
Sierra 45 1 1 9 11 2.2% 2.2% 20.0% 24.4%
Siskiyou 444 15 16 69 100 3.4% 3.6% 15.5% 22.5%
Solano 3,137 146 163 1,004 1,313 4.7% 5.2% 32.0% 41.9%
Sonoma 3,124 181 190 1,368 1,739 5.8% 6.1% 43.8% 55.7%
Stanislaus 3,573 99 227 1,192 1,518 2.8% 6.4% 33.4% 42.5%
Sutter 721 22 34 258 314 3.1% 4.7% 35.8% 43.6%
Tehama 509 3 24 171 198 0.6% 4.7% 33.6% 38.9%
Trinity 201 5 6 40 51 2.5% 3.0% 19.9% 25.4%
Tulare 3,381 83 174 1,277 1,534 2.5% 5.1% 37.8% 45.4%
Tuolumne 447 11 14 163 188 2.5% 3.1% 36.5% 42.1%
Ventura 6,454 394 289 754 1,437 6.1% 4.5% 11.7% 22.3%
Yolo 1,239 122 79 361 562 9.8% 6.4% 29.1% 45.4%
Yuba 424 18 13 179 210 4.2% 3.1% 42.2% 49.5%
Statewide Total 244,594 15,307 16,817 83,585 115,709 6.3% 6.9% 34.2% 47.3%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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