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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1990 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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45% - Kern County: 41.0% Santa Cruz County: 40.5% Sacramento County: 40.5% San Joaquin County: 40.4% Sonoma County: 40.1% Placer County: 39.8% San Mateo County: 39.3% San Luis Obispo County: 38.3% San Benito County: 38.3% Contra Costa County: 36.9% Santa Clara County: 36.8% Orange County: 36.3% Fresno County: 35.9% Tulare County: 35.8% Alameda County: 35.4% El Dorado County: 34.9% San Diego County: 33.8% Monterey County: 33.4% Solano County: 33.3% Lassen County: 33.1% Siskiyou County: 33.1% Ventura County: 32.4% State Average: 32.4% Merced County: 32.0% Los Angeles County: 31.0% Humboldt County: 30.4% Nevada County: 30.1% Mariposa County: 29.5% Riverside County: 29.3% Mendocino County: 29.1% Plumas County: 28.5% Butte County: 28.2% San Bernardino County: 28.0% Sierra County: 26.8% Mono County: 26.7% Madera County: 26.1% Napa County: 24.1% Kings County: 23.4% Stanislaus County: 22.8% Santa Barbara County: 22.6% Calaveras County: 22.3% Tuolumne County: 22.1% Yolo County: 20.8% San Francisco County: 20.7% Inyo County: 20.1% Glenn County: 18.7% Amador County: 16.2% Del Norte County: 16.0% Modoc County: 14.7% Lake County: 14.1% Tehama County: 13.7% Shasta County: 13.0% Marin County: 11.4% Trinity County: 9.2% Imperial County: 8.7% Colusa County: 7.5% Sutter County: 2.7% Yuba County: 2.6% Alpine County: 0.0%  
34% -
23% -
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Kern

Santa Cruz

Sacramento

San Joaquin

Sonoma

Placer

San Mateo

San Luis Obispo

San Benito

Contra Costa

Santa Clara

Orange

Fresno

Tulare

Alameda

El Dorado

San Diego

Monterey

Solano

Lassen

Siskiyou

Ventura

State Average

Merced

Los Angeles

Humboldt

Nevada

Mariposa

Riverside

Mendocino

Plumas

Butte

San Bernardino

Sierra

Mono

Madera

Napa

Kings

Stanislaus

Santa Barbara

Calaveras

Tuolumne

Yolo

San Francisco

Inyo

Glenn

Amador

Del Norte

Modoc

Lake

Tehama

Shasta

Marin

Trinity

Imperial

Colusa

Sutter

Yuba

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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