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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

2000 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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  High School
Graduates
First-Time Students College-Going Rate
High School County Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
Alameda 11,121 1,058 1,289 3,757 6,104 9.5% 11.6% 33.8% 54.9%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 390 13 27 85 125 3.3% 6.9% 21.8% 32.1%
Butte 2,096 80 269 799 1,148 3.8% 12.8% 38.1% 54.8%
Calaveras 483 23 40 107 170 4.8% 8.3% 22.2% 35.2%
Colusa 296 6 33 30 69 2.0% 11.1% 10.1% 23.3%
Contra Costa 8,738 870 751 847 2,468 10.0% 8.6% 9.7% 28.2%
Del Norte 306 11 29 61 101 3.6% 9.5% 19.9% 33.0%
El Dorado 1,746 82 158 612 852 4.7% 9.0% 35.1% 48.8%
Fresno 9,290 296 1,072 2,855 4,223 3.2% 11.5% 30.7% 45.5%
Glenn 334 2 51 124 177 0.6% 15.3% 37.1% 53.0%
Humboldt 1,356 70 177 406 653 5.2% 13.1% 29.9% 48.2%
Imperial 1,859 69 85 716 870 3.7% 4.6% 38.5% 46.8%
Inyo 204 9 17 42 68 4.4% 8.3% 20.6% 33.3%
Kern 7,978 171 653 2,646 3,470 2.1% 8.2% 33.2% 43.5%
Kings 1,162 23 95 465 583 2.0% 8.2% 40.0% 50.2%
Lake 563 8 42 94 144 1.4% 7.5% 16.7% 25.6%
Lassen 325 6 4 91 101 1.8% 1.2% 28.0% 31.1%
Los Angeles 77,204 5,844 6,832 21,665 34,341 7.6% 8.8% 28.1% 44.5%
Madera 1,267 30 106 309 445 2.4% 8.4% 24.4% 35.1%
Marin 1,740 216 162 297 675 12.4% 9.3% 17.1% 38.8%
Mariposa 181 6 8 48 62 3.3% 4.4% 26.5% 34.3%
Mendocino 1,040 46 77 322 445 4.4% 7.4% 31.0% 42.8%
Merced 2,877 85 260 837 1,182 3.0% 9.0% 29.1% 41.1%
Modoc 147 1 3 11 15 0.7% 2.0% 7.5% 10.2%
Mono 115 6 9 14 29 5.2% 7.8% 12.2% 25.2%
Monterey 3,335 173 244 399 816 5.2% 7.3% 12.0% 24.5%
Napa 1,218 66 96 176 338 5.4% 7.9% 14.4% 27.8%
Nevada 937 52 91 281 424 5.5% 9.7% 30.0% 45.3%
Orange 26,885 2,421 2,226 9,485 14,132 9.0% 8.3% 35.3% 52.6%
Placer 3,448 177 296 1,016 1,489 5.1% 8.6% 29.5% 43.2%
Plumas 225 10 12 52 74 4.4% 5.3% 23.1% 32.9%
Riverside 15,604 936 1,004 2,600 4,540 6.0% 6.4% 16.7% 29.1%
Sacramento 11,170 636 1,107 4,197 5,940 5.7% 9.9% 37.6% 53.2%
San Benito 573 25 52 150 227 4.4% 9.1% 26.2% 39.6%
San Bernardino 18,934 858 1,476 4,804 7,138 4.5% 7.8% 25.4% 37.7%
San Diego 25,517 1,803 2,318 6,336 10,457 7.1% 9.1% 24.8% 41.0%
San Francisco 3,761 499 607 1,033 2,139 13.3% 16.1% 27.5% 56.9%
San Joaquin 5,813 226 422 1,987 2,635 3.9% 7.3% 34.2% 45.3%
San Luis Obispo 2,284 134 234 945 1,313 5.9% 10.2% 41.4% 57.5%
San Mateo 5,071 484 511 1,599 2,594 9.5% 10.1% 31.5% 51.2%
Santa Barbara 3,613 237 187 1,347 1,771 6.6% 5.2% 37.3% 49.0%
Santa Clara 13,788 1,490 1,526 4,355 7,371 10.8% 11.1% 31.6% 53.5%
Santa Cruz 2,274 183 202 739 1,124 8.0% 8.9% 32.5% 49.4%
Shasta 1,858 69 96 597 762 3.7% 5.2% 32.1% 41.0%
Sierra 140 1 10 17 28 0.7% 7.1% 12.1% 20.0%
Siskiyou 482 20 34 66 120 4.1% 7.1% 13.7% 24.9%
Solano 3,985 199 355 1,206 1,760 5.0% 8.9% 30.3% 44.2%
Sonoma 3,850 273 339 1,616 2,228 7.1% 8.8% 42.0% 57.9%
Stanislaus 5,241 149 459 1,841 2,449 2.8% 8.8% 35.1% 46.7%
Sutter 972 31 63 141 235 3.2% 6.5% 14.5% 24.2%
Tehama 596 15 39 187 241 2.5% 6.5% 31.4% 40.4%
Trinity 160 7 12 43 62 4.4% 7.5% 26.9% 38.8%
Tulare 4,297 134 310 1,645 2,089 3.1% 7.2% 38.3% 48.6%
Tuolumne 492 23 39 214 276 4.7% 7.9% 43.5% 56.1%
Ventura 7,435 487 413 2,870 3,770 6.6% 5.6% 38.6% 50.7%
Yolo 1,558 181 140 347 668 11.6% 9.0% 22.3% 42.9%
Yuba 571 11 27 70 108 1.9% 4.7% 12.3% 18.9%
Statewide Total 308,905 21,041 27,196 89,601 137,838 6.8% 8.8% 29.0% 44.6%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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