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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1989 College-Going Rates to California Community Colleges

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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50% - Sonoma County: 46.7% San Joaquin County: 45.3% San Mateo County: 44.7% Placer County: 39.4% Santa Cruz County: 39.4% Tulare County: 39.0% Imperial County: 39.0% Contra Costa County: 38.2% Sacramento County: 37.6% Fresno County: 37.4% Napa County: 37.2% Nevada County: 36.9% Orange County: 36.3% San Luis Obispo County: 36.3% Kern County: 36.2% Ventura County: 36.1% Kings County: 35.5% San Diego County: 35.1% El Dorado County: 34.5% Alameda County: 34.3% State Average: 33.7% San Benito County: 33.4% Stanislaus County: 33.2% Solano County: 33.2% Shasta County: 33.0% Humboldt County: 32.9% Los Angeles County: 32.9% Siskiyou County: 32.5% Monterey County: 31.7% Mendocino County: 31.7% Butte County: 31.4% Marin County: 31.0% Tuolumne County: 31.0% Tehama County: 30.8% Merced County: 30.3% Yolo County: 29.3% Glenn County: 28.8% San Bernardino County: 28.8% Santa Clara County: 28.0% Sutter County: 27.8% San Francisco County: 27.8% Santa Barbara County: 27.2% Yuba County: 27.0% Plumas County: 26.6% Madera County: 26.6% Mariposa County: 25.2% Mono County: 25.0% Lassen County: 23.7% Del Norte County: 21.9% Riverside County: 21.6% Trinity County: 21.1% Colusa County: 20.9% Modoc County: 20.0% Calaveras County: 18.7% Inyo County: 16.1% Lake County: 14.7% Amador County: 13.3% Sierra County: 10.3% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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Sonoma

San Joaquin

San Mateo

Placer

Santa Cruz

Tulare

Imperial

Contra Costa

Sacramento

Fresno

Napa

Nevada

Orange

San Luis Obispo

Kern

Ventura

Kings

San Diego

El Dorado

Alameda

State Average

San Benito

Stanislaus

Solano

Shasta

Humboldt

Los Angeles

Siskiyou

Monterey

Mendocino

Butte

Marin

Tuolumne

Tehama

Merced

Yolo

Glenn

San Bernardino

Santa Clara

Sutter

San Francisco

Santa Barbara

Yuba

Plumas

Madera

Mariposa

Mono

Lassen

Del Norte

Riverside

Trinity

Colusa

Modoc

Calaveras

Inyo

Lake

Amador

Sierra

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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