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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1993 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% - San Joaquin County: 46.5% Santa Cruz County: 44.6% San Luis Obispo County: 42.6% Placer County: 42.6% Sacramento County: 41.9% Sonoma County: 41.8% Ventura County: 40.3% Orange County: 39.5% San Mateo County: 39.2% Santa Clara County: 39.0% El Dorado County: 38.8% Tulare County: 38.6% Humboldt County: 38.6% Santa Barbara County: 38.6% Alameda County: 38.5% Tuolumne County: 37.6% Fresno County: 37.3% Imperial County: 37.2% San Diego County: 37.0% Contra Costa County: 36.5% Mono County: 35.3% Kings County: 34.6% Tehama County: 34.5% State Average: 34.2% Shasta County: 34.1% Madera County: 33.5% Stanislaus County: 33.3% Inyo County: 32.7% Nevada County: 32.7% Butte County: 32.6% San Benito County: 31.8% Mendocino County: 31.8% Los Angeles County: 31.7% Sutter County: 31.7% Lake County: 31.6% Napa County: 31.3% Marin County: 31.2% Solano County: 31.0% Yuba County: 30.9% San Francisco County: 30.6% Kern County: 29.1% Calaveras County: 28.1% Yolo County: 28.0% Monterey County: 26.7% Trinity County: 26.6% Merced County: 26.3% Amador County: 26.3% San Bernardino County: 26.0% Plumas County: 25.4% Sierra County: 25.0% Del Norte County: 24.7% Lassen County: 22.9% Mariposa County: 20.8% Glenn County: 20.6% Colusa County: 20.5% Siskiyou County: 20.3% Riverside County: 17.2% Modoc County: 11.4% Alpine County: 0.0%  
38% -
25% -
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San Joaquin

Santa Cruz

San Luis Obispo

Placer

Sacramento

Sonoma

Ventura

Orange

San Mateo

Santa Clara

El Dorado

Tulare

Humboldt

Santa Barbara

Alameda

Tuolumne

Fresno

Imperial

San Diego

Contra Costa

Mono

Kings

Tehama

State Average

Shasta

Madera

Stanislaus

Inyo

Nevada

Butte

San Benito

Mendocino

Los Angeles

Sutter

Lake

Napa

Marin

Solano

Yuba

San Francisco

Kern

Calaveras

Yolo

Monterey

Trinity

Merced

Amador

San Bernardino

Plumas

Sierra

Del Norte

Lassen

Mariposa

Glenn

Colusa

Siskiyou

Riverside

Modoc

Alpine

 
 
Legend - State Average State Average

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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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