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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

2007 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 12,917 1,751 1,851 4,313 7,915 13.6% 14.3% 33.4% 61.3%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 426 17 23 125 165 4.0% 5.4% 29.3% 38.7%
Butte 2,220 78 250 972 1,300 3.5% 11.3% 43.8% 58.6%
Calaveras 504 18 54 34 106 3.6% 10.7% 6.7% 21.0%
Colusa 265 4 28 38 70 1.5% 10.6% 14.3% 26.4%
Contra Costa 9,935 1,022 1,288 1,851 4,161 10.3% 13.0% 18.6% 41.9%
Del Norte 280 4 25 51 80 1.4% 8.9% 18.2% 28.6%
El Dorado 2,017 123 243 785 1,151 6.1% 12.0% 38.9% 57.1%
Fresno 9,588 372 1,496 218 2,086 3.9% 15.6% 2.3% 21.8%
Glenn 353 7 68 153 228 2.0% 19.3% 43.3% 64.6%
Humboldt 1,266 52 134 423 609 4.1% 10.6% 33.4% 48.1%
Imperial 2,071 92 167 1,037 1,296 4.4% 8.1% 50.1% 62.6%
Inyo 228 7 13 47 67 3.1% 5.7% 20.6% 29.4%
Kern 8,810 316 999 2,711 4,026 3.6% 11.3% 30.8% 45.7%
Kings 1,202 40 115 96 251 3.3% 9.6% 8.0% 20.9%
Lake 613 17 48 152 217 2.8% 7.8% 24.8% 35.4%
Lassen 382 4 20 63 87 1.0% 5.2% 16.5% 22.8%
Los Angeles 85,386 7,612 10,540 27,725 45,877 8.9% 12.3% 32.5% 53.7%
Madera 1,498 36 124 73 233 2.4% 8.3% 4.9% 15.6%
Marin 1,985 263 283 358 904 13.2% 14.3% 18.0% 45.5%
Mariposa 191 3 16 43 62 1.6% 8.4% 22.5% 32.5%
Mendocino 835 56 91 317 464 6.7% 10.9% 38.0% 55.6%
Merced 3,259 158 353 1,018 1,529 4.8% 10.8% 31.2% 46.9%
Modoc 174 3 13 16 32 1.7% 7.5% 9.2% 18.4%
Mono 87 7 8 21 36 8.0% 9.2% 24.1% 41.4%
Monterey 3,458 194 368 657 1,219 5.6% 10.6% 19.0% 35.3%
Napa 1,105 99 89 172 360 9.0% 8.1% 15.6% 32.6%
Nevada 1,249 57 84 276 417 4.6% 6.7% 22.1% 33.4%
Orange 29,685 2,966 3,552 12,011 18,529 10.0% 12.0% 40.5% 62.4%
Placer 4,129 239 537 1,493 2,269 5.8% 13.0% 36.2% 55.0%
Plumas 221 6 14 80 100 2.7% 6.3% 36.2% 45.2%
Riverside 21,736 1,200 1,906 5,455 8,561 5.5% 8.8% 25.1% 39.4%
Sacramento 13,498 882 1,451 5,630 7,963 6.5% 10.7% 41.7% 59.0%
San Benito 646 24 73 230 327 3.7% 11.3% 35.6% 50.6%
San Bernardino 21,995 1,135 2,430 3,964 7,529 5.2% 11.0% 18.0% 34.2%
San Diego 29,138 2,177 3,968 10,450 16,595 7.5% 13.6% 35.9% 57.0%
San Francisco 3,613 839 600 1,180 2,619 23.2% 16.6% 32.7% 72.5%
San Joaquin 6,594 265 641 2,395 3,301 4.0% 9.7% 36.3% 50.1%
San Luis Obispo 2,684 159 301 1,039 1,499 5.9% 11.2% 38.7% 55.8%
San Mateo 5,370 675 703 1,434 2,812 12.6% 13.1% 26.7% 52.4%
Santa Barbara 3,671 273 269 1,354 1,896 7.4% 7.3% 36.9% 51.6%
Santa Clara 14,545 2,250 1,924 2,799 6,973 15.5% 13.2% 19.2% 47.9%
Santa Cruz 2,535 185 238 154 577 7.3% 9.4% 6.1% 22.8%
Shasta 1,946 74 123 392 589 3.8% 6.3% 20.1% 30.3%
Sierra 45 4 4 5 13 8.9% 8.9% 11.1% 28.9%
Siskiyou 367 12 25 279 316 3.3% 6.8% 76.0% 86.1%
Solano 4,068 264 470 1,264 1,998 6.5% 11.6% 31.1% 49.1%
Sonoma 4,399 283 448 1,904 2,635 6.4% 10.2% 43.3% 59.9%
Stanislaus 5,766 199 607 358 1,164 3.5% 10.5% 6.2% 20.2%
Sutter 1,171 43 93 123 259 3.7% 7.9% 10.5% 22.1%
Tehama 682 6 46 209 261 0.9% 6.7% 30.6% 38.3%
Trinity 141 5 10 25 40 3.5% 7.1% 17.7% 28.4%
Tulare 4,487 152 413 292 857 3.4% 9.2% 6.5% 19.1%
Tuolumne 566 26 60 45 131 4.6% 10.6% 8.0% 23.1%
Ventura 8,686 674 740 4,459 5,873 7.8% 8.5% 51.3% 67.6%
Yolo 1,805 231 179 434 844 12.8% 9.9% 24.0% 46.8%
Yuba 813 21 55 62 138 2.6% 6.8% 7.6% 17.0%
Statewide Total 347,306 27,681 40,671 103,264 171,616 8.0% 11.7% 29.7% 49.4%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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