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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2009 College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities

This table breaks down college-going rates by ethnicity and gender.

College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students for each ethnicity and gender, by the total number of graduates for each ethnicity/gender combination. 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. First-time students counts include full- and part-time students and credit and non-credit students.

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.

Click on an Ethnicity or Gender label to see a chart of the trend of college-going rates over time.

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.

  High School
Graduates
First-Time Students College-Going Rate
Ethnicity Gender Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
Asian/Pacific Islander Men 21,260 4,954 2,598 5,536 13,088 23.3% 12.2% 26.0% 61.6%
  Women 21,454 5,846 2,968 4,414 13,228 27.2% 13.8% 20.6% 61.7%
  Total 42,714 10,800 5,566 9,950 26,316 25.3% 13.0% 23.3% 61.6%
Black Men 11,927 340 870 2,847 4,057 2.9% 7.3% 23.9% 34.0%
  Women 14,060 714 1,675 2,903 5,292 5.1% 11.9% 20.6% 37.6%
  Total 25,987 1,054 2,545 5,750 9,349 4.1% 9.8% 22.1% 36.0%
Filipino Men 6,373 535 859 1,629 3,023 8.4% 13.5% 25.6% 47.4%
  Women 6,251 686 1,158 1,365 3,209 11.0% 18.5% 21.8% 51.3%
  Total 12,624 1,221 2,017 2,994 6,232 9.7% 16.0% 23.7% 49.4%
Latino Men 73,934 2,289 5,883 18,925 27,097 3.1% 8.0% 25.6% 36.7%
  Women 83,160 3,690 9,892 20,194 33,776 4.4% 11.9% 24.3% 40.6%
  Total 157,094 5,979 15,775 39,119 60,873 3.8% 10.0% 24.9% 38.7%
Native American Men 1,393 61 41 251 353 4.4% 2.9% 18.0% 25.3%
  Women 1,492 113 76 301 490 7.6% 5.1% 20.2% 32.8%
  Total 2,885 174 117 552 843 6.0% 4.1% 19.1% 29.2%
White Men 67,595 3,641 5,914 14,644 24,199 5.4% 8.7% 21.7% 35.8%
  Women 68,639 4,362 7,685 13,295 25,342 6.4% 11.2% 19.4% 36.9%
  Total 136,234 8,003 13,599 27,939 49,541 5.9% 10.0% 20.5% 36.4%
Statewide Totals Men 182,482 11,820 16,165 43,832 71,817 6.5% 8.9% 24.0% 39.4%
  Women 195,056 15,411 23,454 42,472 81,337 7.9% 12.0% 21.8% 41.7%
  Total 377,538 27,231 39,619 86,304 153,154 7.2% 10.5% 22.9% 40.6%
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