Skip to: Content | Footer

California Postsecondary Education Data Home Page

Legislative District College-Going Rate Trend Graph

Map of California Highlighting Congress District 16 - Zoe Lofgren.

College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Students of All Ethnicities From Congressional District 16 - Zoe Lofgren - to Any California Public College or University

This chart provides college-going rates in California from 1985 to 2009 . College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from high schools matching a specific criteria by the total number of graduates from high schools matching the same criteria. 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.

Ethnicity data is collected separately by K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Consequently, college-going rates may be affected by variations in reporting of ethnicity.

Important note: The data for first-time students have changed. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for more details.

Data collection for Fall 2009 is in progress. As a result, more recent data than what is displayed may be available for some systems. Visit the Custom Data Reports for the most up-to-date data. Select the year needed from the drop-down list at the top of the options. Visit the Dates Available for availability for each type of data. The Sources and Timing of Data page has an approximate schedule for each type of data the Commission collects.

Chart plotting the data contained in the table on this page.

College-Going Rates Menu

Other College-Going Rate Trend Options for Congressional District 16

View a Table of College-Going Rate Trends for Congressional Districts
Men | Women | Total

College-Going Rate for Students of All Ethnicities
From Congressional District 16 - Zoe Lofgren -
To Any California Public College or University
Year Men Women Total
1985 39.92% 42.59% 41.28%
1986 49.09% 53.82% 51.52%
1987 48.71% 54.92% 51.92%
1988 48.53% 47.64% 48.07%
1989 47.55% 48.24% 47.91%
1990 52.60% 50.54% 51.54%
1991 55.73% 58.39% 57.11%
1992 54.18% 55.40% 54.79%
1993 51.41% 50.97% 51.19%
1994 53.19% 50.16% 51.64%
1995 52.66% 52.69% 52.67%
1996 46.19% 48.95% 47.61%
1997 44.80% 43.50% 44.12%
1998 43.54% 45.29% 44.45%
1999 30.63% 33.13% 31.94%
2000 50.69% 50.10% 50.38%
2001 43.89% 43.80% 43.84%
2002 43.17% 45.56% 44.42%
2003 36.40% 43.08% 39.73%
2004 45.83% 45.97% 45.90%
2005 33.62% 33.91% 33.77%
2006 40.05% 41.88% 40.99%
2007 38.08% 40.14% 39.13%
2008 26.39% 29.51% 28.02%
2009 35.89% 37.61% 36.78%

Other Statistics for the Regions and Counties Included in Congressional District 16

Detail Pages College-Going Rate Campus Crime Statistics Economic Data
Region County District To Any
To UC To CSU To CCC Map by
High School
Region County Median

Santa Clara
US Con 16
Santa Clara
US Con 16
Santa Clara
US Con 16
Santa Clara
US Con 16
Santa Clara
US Con 16
Santa Clara
US Con 16

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara

Looking for other Commission data?

Visit Where to Find Data for quick links sorted by the type of data.

Want to reproduce a pre-configured data report?

Visit Reproduce Pre-Configured Report for available instructions.

How to Cite this Information

See Citing Information on the Terms of Use page for some suggestions.

See something weird?

Known problems and notes about the data are documented on the Caveats page. Please let us know if you notice something that is not included. Send an e-mail to or fill out the Comments form.