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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

2003 College-Going Rates to University of California

This chart 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.

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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18% - San Francisco County: 18.0% Yolo County: 14.4% Santa Clara County: 12.6% Marin County: 12.5% Alameda County: 11.4% Santa Cruz County: 10.7% San Mateo County: 10.0% Contra Costa County: 9.9% Orange County: 8.7% Los Angeles County: 8.1% Santa Barbara County: 7.6% San Diego County: 7.2% State Average: 7.1% Ventura County: 6.8% Nevada County: 6.7% Sonoma County: 6.6% Napa County: 6.1% Calaveras County: 5.8% Sacramento County: 5.7% Placer County: 5.6% Riverside County: 5.5% El Dorado County: 5.3% Monterey County: 5.3% Imperial County: 5.1% Mono County: 5.0% San Luis Obispo County: 5.0% Solano County: 4.9% San Benito County: 4.8% San Bernardino County: 4.6% Tuolumne County: 4.5% Plumas County: 4.3% Mendocino County: 4.1% Humboldt County: 3.8% Fresno County: 3.6% Siskiyou County: 3.5% Trinity County: 3.5% San Joaquin County: 3.4% Inyo County: 3.3% Shasta County: 3.2% Colusa County: 3.2% Butte County: 3.0% Mariposa County: 2.9% Del Norte County: 2.9% Kern County: 2.9% Tulare County: 2.8% Stanislaus County: 2.7% Sutter County: 2.7% Amador County: 2.6% Merced County: 2.5% Modoc County: 2.0% Madera County: 1.8% Sierra County: 1.8% Lake County: 1.7% Kings County: 1.7% Yuba County: 1.4% Tehama County: 1.3% Glenn County: 1.3% Lassen County: 0.8% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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San Francisco

Yolo

Santa Clara

Marin

Alameda

Santa Cruz

San Mateo

Contra Costa

Orange

Los Angeles

Santa Barbara

San Diego

State Average

Ventura

Nevada

Sonoma

Napa

Calaveras

Sacramento

Placer

Riverside

El Dorado

Monterey

Imperial

Mono

San Luis Obispo

Solano

San Benito

San Bernardino

Tuolumne

Plumas

Mendocino

Humboldt

Fresno

Siskiyou

Trinity

San Joaquin

Inyo

Shasta

Colusa

Butte

Mariposa

Del Norte

Kern

Tulare

Stanislaus

Sutter

Amador

Merced

Modoc

Madera

Sierra

Lake

Kings

Yuba

Tehama

Glenn

Lassen

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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