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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1989 College-Going Rates to California State University

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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22% - San Francisco County: 20.1% Colusa County: 15.8% Glenn County: 15.6% Humboldt County: 13.1% Santa Clara County: 12.9% Marin County: 11.9% Mariposa County: 11.9% Butte County: 11.7% Alameda County: 11.6% Fresno County: 11.4% Mono County: 11.2% Los Angeles County: 11.2% Lake County: 11.1% Orange County: 10.3% Trinity County: 10.2% Plumas County: 10.1% El Dorado County: 10.0% San Mateo County: 9.9% State Average: 9.5% Contra Costa County: 9.4% Yolo County: 9.3% Calaveras County: 9.0% Madera County: 8.8% Tehama County: 8.6% San Diego County: 8.6% Mendocino County: 8.4% Santa Cruz County: 8.3% Sonoma County: 8.3% Nevada County: 8.2% San Bernardino County: 7.9% Stanislaus County: 7.8% Sierra County: 7.7% Del Norte County: 7.5% San Luis Obispo County: 7.5% Tuolumne County: 7.2% Kern County: 7.1% Inyo County: 7.0% Sacramento County: 6.8% Ventura County: 6.6% Merced County: 6.5% Modoc County: 6.3% Napa County: 6.3% Solano County: 6.3% Monterey County: 6.2% Siskiyou County: 6.2% San Benito County: 6.0% Shasta County: 5.6% Riverside County: 5.5% Yuba County: 5.5% Kings County: 5.4% Placer County: 5.3% Amador County: 5.2% San Joaquin County: 5.1% Sutter County: 4.9% Santa Barbara County: 4.8% Tulare County: 4.5% Imperial County: 3.5% Lassen County: 1.6% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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San Francisco

Colusa

Glenn

Humboldt

Santa Clara

Marin

Mariposa

Butte

Alameda

Fresno

Mono

Los Angeles

Lake

Orange

Trinity

Plumas

El Dorado

San Mateo

State Average

Contra Costa

Yolo

Calaveras

Madera

Tehama

San Diego

Mendocino

Santa Cruz

Sonoma

Nevada

San Bernardino

Stanislaus

Sierra

Del Norte

San Luis Obispo

Tuolumne

Kern

Inyo

Sacramento

Ventura

Merced

Modoc

Napa

Solano

Monterey

Siskiyou

San Benito

Shasta

Riverside

Yuba

Kings

Placer

Amador

San Joaquin

Sutter

Santa Barbara

Tulare

Imperial

Lassen

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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