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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

2001 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 11,163 1,216 1,313 4,006 6,535 10.9% 11.8% 35.9% 58.5%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 422 17 34 83 134 4.0% 8.1% 19.7% 31.8%
Butte 2,004 80 327 791 1,198 4.0% 16.3% 39.5% 59.8%
Calaveras 425 21 36 128 185 4.9% 8.5% 30.1% 43.5%
Colusa 284 7 49 54 110 2.5% 17.3% 19.0% 38.7%
Contra Costa 9,098 896 866 1,738 3,500 9.8% 9.5% 19.1% 38.5%
Del Norte 301 12 25 58 95 4.0% 8.3% 19.3% 31.6%
El Dorado 1,771 83 185 605 873 4.7% 10.4% 34.2% 49.3%
Fresno 9,147 336 1,056 779 2,171 3.7% 11.5% 8.5% 23.7%
Glenn 386 13 66 146 225 3.4% 17.1% 37.8% 58.3%
Humboldt 1,366 58 158 406 622 4.2% 11.6% 29.7% 45.5%
Imperial 1,918 73 99 856 1,028 3.8% 5.2% 44.6% 53.6%
Inyo 277 15 19 54 88 5.4% 6.9% 19.5% 31.8%
Kern 8,201 223 689 2,498 3,410 2.7% 8.4% 30.5% 41.6%
Kings 1,287 29 80 305 414 2.3% 6.2% 23.7% 32.2%
Lake 514 18 38 117 173 3.5% 7.4% 22.8% 33.7%
Lassen 328 3 7 96 106 0.9% 2.1% 29.3% 32.3%
Los Angeles 78,241 6,264 7,313 22,640 36,217 8.0% 9.3% 28.9% 46.3%
Madera 1,233 47 105 134 286 3.8% 8.5% 10.9% 23.2%
Marin 1,849 238 199 406 843 12.9% 10.8% 22.0% 45.6%
Mariposa 178 5 4 49 58 2.8% 2.2% 27.5% 32.6%
Mendocino 1,030 46 66 356 468 4.5% 6.4% 34.6% 45.4%
Merced 3,083 96 249 947 1,292 3.1% 8.1% 30.7% 41.9%
Modoc 171 3 12 24 39 1.8% 7.0% 14.0% 22.8%
Mono 138 7 8 26 41 5.1% 5.8% 18.8% 29.7%
Monterey 3,322 148 310 773 1,231 4.5% 9.3% 23.3% 37.1%
Napa 1,115 69 109 229 407 6.2% 9.8% 20.5% 36.5%
Nevada 1,060 62 87 289 438 5.8% 8.2% 27.3% 41.3%
Orange 27,783 2,535 2,416 10,708 15,659 9.1% 8.7% 38.5% 56.4%
Placer 3,825 188 323 1,145 1,656 4.9% 8.4% 29.9% 43.3%
Plumas 264 8 12 83 103 3.0% 4.5% 31.4% 39.0%
Riverside 16,174 1,009 1,175 2,894 5,078 6.2% 7.3% 17.9% 31.4%
Sacramento 11,570 650 1,199 4,388 6,237 5.6% 10.4% 37.9% 53.9%
San Benito 622 25 69 191 285 4.0% 11.1% 30.7% 45.8%
San Bernardino 18,828 876 1,553 5,473 7,902 4.7% 8.2% 29.1% 42.0%
San Diego 25,989 1,926 2,530 6,725 11,181 7.4% 9.7% 25.9% 43.0%
San Francisco 3,572 617 551 879 2,047 17.3% 15.4% 24.6% 57.3%
San Joaquin 5,853 244 438 1,919 2,601 4.2% 7.5% 32.8% 44.4%
San Luis Obispo 2,403 138 235 988 1,361 5.7% 9.8% 41.1% 56.6%
San Mateo 5,024 492 542 1,662 2,696 9.8% 10.8% 33.1% 53.7%
Santa Barbara 3,451 266 185 1,335 1,786 7.7% 5.4% 38.7% 51.8%
Santa Clara 14,292 1,611 1,724 3,099 6,434 11.3% 12.1% 21.7% 45.0%
Santa Cruz 2,348 244 197 552 993 10.4% 8.4% 23.5% 42.3%
Shasta 1,894 44 100 714 858 2.3% 5.3% 37.7% 45.3%
Sierra 46 1 9 3 13 2.2% 19.6% 6.5% 28.3%
Siskiyou 506 24 41 80 145 4.7% 8.1% 15.8% 28.7%
Solano 4,143 207 379 1,196 1,782 5.0% 9.1% 28.9% 43.0%
Sonoma 4,134 288 369 1,645 2,302 7.0% 8.9% 39.8% 55.7%
Stanislaus 5,303 144 439 2,008 2,591 2.7% 8.3% 37.9% 48.9%
Sutter 951 20 76 257 353 2.1% 8.0% 27.0% 37.1%
Tehama 613 10 52 226 288 1.6% 8.5% 36.9% 47.0%
Trinity 184 3 21 63 87 1.6% 11.4% 34.2% 47.3%
Tulare 4,336 132 312 1,738 2,182 3.0% 7.2% 40.1% 50.3%
Tuolumne 574 29 41 208 278 5.1% 7.1% 36.2% 48.4%
Ventura 7,736 511 459 3,503 4,473 6.6% 5.9% 45.3% 57.8%
Yolo 1,716 255 170 466 891 14.9% 9.9% 27.2% 51.9%
Yuba 742 9 30 146 185 1.2% 4.0% 19.7% 24.9%
Statewide Total 315,188 22,591 29,156 92,887 144,634 7.2% 9.3% 29.5% 45.9%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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