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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

2006 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 12,312 1,809 1,614 4,276 7,699 14.7% 13.1% 34.7% 62.5%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 337 14 17 105 136 4.2% 5.0% 31.2% 40.4%
Butte 2,191 74 289 556 919 3.4% 13.2% 25.4% 41.9%
Calaveras 533 21 44 87 152 3.9% 8.3% 16.3% 28.5%
Colusa 261 4 26 45 75 1.5% 10.0% 17.2% 28.7%
Contra Costa 9,597 1,135 1,155 933 3,223 11.8% 12.0% 9.7% 33.6%
Del Norte 364 7 28 48 83 1.9% 7.7% 13.2% 22.8%
El Dorado 2,096 128 265 647 1,040 6.1% 12.6% 30.9% 49.6%
Fresno 10,036 398 1,411 215 2,024 4.0% 14.1% 2.1% 20.2%
Glenn 365 6 50 78 134 1.6% 13.7% 21.4% 36.7%
Humboldt 1,332 57 142 380 579 4.3% 10.7% 28.5% 43.5%
Imperial 1,791 99 112 551 762 5.5% 6.3% 30.8% 42.5%
Inyo 216 4 16 34 54 1.9% 7.4% 15.7% 25.0%
Kern 8,676 265 903 2,592 3,760 3.1% 10.4% 29.9% 43.3%
Kings 1,323 35 98 165 298 2.6% 7.4% 12.5% 22.5%
Lake 567 17 51 146 214 3.0% 9.0% 25.7% 37.7%
Lassen 379 5 23 69 97 1.3% 6.1% 18.2% 25.6%
Los Angeles 84,225 7,393 9,849 27,879 45,121 8.8% 11.7% 33.1% 53.6%
Madera 1,257 28 117 66 211 2.2% 9.3% 5.3% 16.8%
Marin 1,928 282 231 325 838 14.6% 12.0% 16.9% 43.5%
Mariposa 198 5 10 56 71 2.5% 5.1% 28.3% 35.9%
Mendocino 956 43 91 320 454 4.5% 9.5% 33.5% 47.5%
Merced 3,554 111 299 1,180 1,590 3.1% 8.4% 33.2% 44.7%
Modoc 172 2 9 11 22 1.2% 5.2% 6.4% 12.8%
Mono 129 6 28 20 54 4.7% 21.7% 15.5% 41.9%
Monterey 3,392 210 382 644 1,236 6.2% 11.3% 19.0% 36.4%
Napa 1,181 86 86 236 408 7.3% 7.3% 20.0% 34.5%
Nevada 1,401 43 85 48 176 3.1% 6.1% 3.4% 12.6%
Orange 30,150 2,895 3,290 11,405 17,590 9.6% 10.9% 37.8% 58.3%
Placer 4,096 261 485 317 1,063 6.4% 11.8% 7.7% 26.0%
Plumas 229 7 11 59 77 3.1% 4.8% 25.8% 33.6%
Riverside 20,272 1,173 1,794 4,737 7,704 5.8% 8.8% 23.4% 38.0%
Sacramento 13,097 906 1,399 4,813 7,118 6.9% 10.7% 36.7% 54.3%
San Benito 572 24 90 202 316 4.2% 15.7% 35.3% 55.2%
San Bernardino 21,208 1,150 2,160 4,506 7,816 5.4% 10.2% 21.2% 36.9%
San Diego 28,785 2,105 3,610 7,604 13,319 7.3% 12.5% 26.4% 46.3%
San Francisco 3,852 935 572 1,276 2,783 24.3% 14.8% 33.1% 72.2%
San Joaquin 7,118 282 596 2,156 3,034 4.0% 8.4% 30.3% 42.6%
San Luis Obispo 2,588 143 296 1,022 1,461 5.5% 11.4% 39.5% 56.5%
San Mateo 5,280 704 581 1,612 2,897 13.3% 11.0% 30.5% 54.9%
Santa Barbara 3,883 286 298 1,532 2,116 7.4% 7.7% 39.5% 54.5%
Santa Clara 14,888 2,280 1,852 3,193 7,325 15.3% 12.4% 21.4% 49.2%
Santa Cruz 2,409 217 274 504 995 9.0% 11.4% 20.9% 41.3%
Shasta 1,907 61 100 23 184 3.2% 5.2% 1.2% 9.6%
Sierra 35 1 5 5 11 2.9% 14.3% 14.3% 31.4%
Siskiyou 454 13 36 292 341 2.9% 7.9% 64.3% 75.1%
Solano 4,268 251 417 1,238 1,906 5.9% 9.8% 29.0% 44.7%
Sonoma 4,286 302 439 1,880 2,621 7.0% 10.2% 43.9% 61.2%
Stanislaus 5,931 206 622 1,113 1,941 3.5% 10.5% 18.8% 32.7%
Sutter 1,035 30 87 241 358 2.9% 8.4% 23.3% 34.6%
Tehama 639 15 43 49 107 2.3% 6.7% 7.7% 16.7%
Trinity 146 4 6 12 22 2.7% 4.1% 8.2% 15.1%
Tulare 4,533 145 400 1,554 2,099 3.2% 8.8% 34.3% 46.3%
Tuolumne 517 22 35 136 193 4.3% 6.8% 26.3% 37.3%
Ventura 8,009 618 751 3,887 5,256 7.7% 9.4% 48.5% 65.6%
Yolo 1,767 218 183 472 873 12.3% 10.4% 26.7% 49.4%
Yuba 788 23 71 133 227 2.9% 9.0% 16.9% 28.8%
Statewide Total 343,511 27,564 37,934 97,685 163,183 8.0% 11.0% 28.4% 47.5%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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