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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1985 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.

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  High School
Graduates
First-Time Students College-Going Rate
Ethnicity Gender Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
Asian/Pacific Islander Men 9,215 1,485 1,456 2,835 5,776 16.1% 15.8% 30.8% 62.7%
  Women 8,683 1,491 1,580 2,282 5,353 17.2% 18.2% 26.3% 61.6%
  Total 17,898 2,976 3,036 5,117 11,129 16.6% 17.0% 28.6% 62.2%
Black Men 8,808 271 500 2,845 3,616 3.1% 5.7% 32.3% 41.1%
  Women 10,205 475 818 3,499 4,792 4.7% 8.0% 34.3% 47.0%
  Total 19,013 746 1,318 6,344 8,408 3.9% 6.9% 33.4% 44.2%
Filipino Men 2,256 250 261 829 1,340 11.1% 11.6% 36.7% 59.4%
  Women 2,227 317 365 889 1,571 14.2% 16.4% 39.9% 70.5%
  Total 4,483 567 626 1,718 2,911 12.6% 14.0% 38.3% 64.9%
Latino Men 20,339 645 990 5,529 7,164 3.2% 4.9% 27.2% 35.2%
  Women 21,619 748 1,298 5,991 8,037 3.5% 6.0% 27.7% 37.2%
  Total 41,958 1,393 2,288 11,520 15,201 3.3% 5.5% 27.5% 36.2%
Native American Men 822 47 77 521 645 5.7% 9.4% 63.4% 78.5%
  Women 1,011 49 116 519 684 4.8% 11.5% 51.3% 67.7%
  Total 1,833 96 193 1,040 1,329 5.2% 10.5% 56.7% 72.5%
White Men 68,981 4,545 5,867 22,847 33,259 6.6% 8.5% 33.1% 48.2%
  Women 71,282 4,895 6,969 24,450 36,314 6.9% 9.8% 34.3% 50.9%
  Total 140,263 9,440 12,836 47,297 69,573 6.7% 9.2% 33.7% 49.6%
Statewide Totals Men 110,421 7,243 9,151 35,406 51,800 6.6% 8.3% 32.1% 46.9%
  Women 115,027 7,975 11,146 37,630 56,751 6.9% 9.7% 32.7% 49.3%
  Total 225,448 15,218 20,297 73,036 108,551 6.8% 9.0% 32.4% 48.1%
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