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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

1993 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 9,677 796 849 3,724 5,369 8.2% 8.8% 38.5% 55.5%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 259 11 12 68 91 4.2% 4.6% 26.3% 35.1%
Butte 1,525 46 131 497 674 3.0% 8.6% 32.6% 44.2%
Calaveras 392 7 16 110 133 1.8% 4.1% 28.1% 33.9%
Colusa 234 3 31 48 82 1.3% 13.2% 20.5% 35.0%
Contra Costa 7,061 624 394 2,576 3,594 8.8% 5.6% 36.5% 50.9%
Del Norte 194 3 9 48 60 1.5% 4.6% 24.7% 30.9%
El Dorado 1,291 36 69 501 606 2.8% 5.3% 38.8% 46.9%
Fresno 7,252 236 655 2,707 3,598 3.3% 9.0% 37.3% 49.6%
Glenn 320 7 29 66 102 2.2% 9.1% 20.6% 31.9%
Humboldt 967 34 63 373 470 3.5% 6.5% 38.6% 48.6%
Imperial 1,642 47 51 611 709 2.9% 3.1% 37.2% 43.2%
Inyo 165 6 4 54 64 3.6% 2.4% 32.7% 38.8%
Kern 5,996 97 362 1,742 2,201 1.6% 6.0% 29.1% 36.7%
Kings 1,052 21 58 364 443 2.0% 5.5% 34.6% 42.1%
Lake 456 7 21 144 172 1.5% 4.6% 31.6% 37.7%
Lassen 275 3 7 63 73 1.1% 2.5% 22.9% 26.5%
Los Angeles 66,900 4,557 5,078 21,183 30,818 6.8% 7.6% 31.7% 46.1%
Madera 929 17 74 311 402 1.8% 8.0% 33.5% 43.3%
Marin 1,579 197 102 493 792 12.5% 6.5% 31.2% 50.2%
Mariposa 130 1 6 27 34 0.8% 4.6% 20.8% 26.2%
Mendocino 893 43 43 284 370 4.8% 4.8% 31.8% 41.4%
Merced 2,259 49 134 594 777 2.2% 5.9% 26.3% 34.4%
Modoc 105 1 6 12 19 1.0% 5.7% 11.4% 18.1%
Mono 68 5 9 24 38 7.4% 13.2% 35.3% 55.9%
Monterey 2,513 106 161 671 938 4.2% 6.4% 26.7% 37.3%
Napa 838 51 45 262 358 6.1% 5.4% 31.3% 42.7%
Nevada 704 25 33 230 288 3.6% 4.7% 32.7% 40.9%
Orange 22,526 2,019 1,348 8,905 12,272 9.0% 6.0% 39.5% 54.5%
Placer 1,982 73 112 844 1,029 3.7% 5.7% 42.6% 51.9%
Plumas 228 5 14 58 77 2.2% 6.1% 25.4% 33.8%
Riverside 10,591 537 431 1,825 2,793 5.1% 4.1% 17.2% 26.4%
Sacramento 8,450 422 596 3,541 4,559 5.0% 7.1% 41.9% 54.0%
San Benito 352 14 40 112 166 4.0% 11.4% 31.8% 47.2%
San Bernardino 13,023 490 793 3,384 4,667 3.8% 6.1% 26.0% 35.8%
San Diego 20,326 1,366 1,165 7,511 10,042 6.7% 5.7% 37.0% 49.4%
San Francisco 3,635 437 583 1,114 2,134 12.0% 16.0% 30.6% 58.7%
San Joaquin 4,021 140 189 1,869 2,198 3.5% 4.7% 46.5% 54.7%
San Luis Obispo 1,553 65 115 662 842 4.2% 7.4% 42.6% 54.2%
San Mateo 4,463 353 266 1,751 2,370 7.9% 6.0% 39.2% 53.1%
Santa Barbara 2,730 182 93 1,053 1,328 6.7% 3.4% 38.6% 48.6%
Santa Clara 12,946 1,112 947 5,049 7,108 8.6% 7.3% 39.0% 54.9%
Santa Cruz 1,736 156 132 774 1,062 9.0% 7.6% 44.6% 61.2%
Shasta 1,368 39 51 466 556 2.9% 3.7% 34.1% 40.6%
Sierra 52 0 2 13 15 0.0% 3.8% 25.0% 28.8%
Siskiyou 424 4 12 86 102 0.9% 2.8% 20.3% 24.1%
Solano 2,912 109 165 902 1,176 3.7% 5.7% 31.0% 40.4%
Sonoma 3,105 180 181 1,299 1,660 5.8% 5.8% 41.8% 53.5%
Stanislaus 3,785 111 233 1,262 1,606 2.9% 6.2% 33.3% 42.4%
Sutter 717 12 34 227 273 1.7% 4.7% 31.7% 38.1%
Tehama 461 3 26 159 188 0.7% 5.6% 34.5% 40.8%
Trinity 139 2 4 37 43 1.4% 2.9% 26.6% 30.9%
Tulare 3,359 94 151 1,296 1,541 2.8% 4.5% 38.6% 45.9%
Tuolumne 463 16 21 174 211 3.5% 4.5% 37.6% 45.6%
Ventura 6,670 394 224 2,690 3,308 5.9% 3.4% 40.3% 49.6%
Yolo 1,216 143 83 341 567 11.8% 6.8% 28.0% 46.6%
Yuba 411 9 16 127 152 2.2% 3.9% 30.9% 37.0%
Statewide Total 249,320 15,523 16,479 85,318 117,320 6.2% 6.6% 34.2% 47.1%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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