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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1986 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 9,874 1,706 1,590 3,047 6,343 17.3% 16.1% 30.9% 64.2%
  Women 9,161 1,665 1,594 2,552 5,811 18.2% 17.4% 27.9% 63.4%
  Total 19,035 3,371 3,184 5,599 12,154 17.7% 16.7% 29.4% 63.9%
Black Men 8,518 285 488 3,157 3,930 3.3% 5.7% 37.1% 46.1%
  Women 9,869 496 824 3,716 5,036 5.0% 8.3% 37.7% 51.0%
  Total 18,387 781 1,312 6,873 8,966 4.2% 7.1% 37.4% 48.8%
Filipino Men 2,491 263 316 943 1,522 10.6% 12.7% 37.9% 61.1%
  Women 2,485 328 438 884 1,650 13.2% 17.6% 35.6% 66.4%
  Total 4,976 591 754 1,827 3,172 11.9% 15.2% 36.7% 63.7%
Latino Men 21,055 693 1,053 6,385 8,131 3.3% 5.0% 30.3% 38.6%
  Women 22,501 797 1,275 7,003 9,075 3.5% 5.7% 31.1% 40.3%
  Total 43,556 1,490 2,328 13,388 17,206 3.4% 5.3% 30.7% 39.5%
Native American Men 798 47 75 594 716 5.9% 9.4% 74.4% 89.7%
  Women 860 61 81 601 743 7.1% 9.4% 69.9% 86.4%
  Total 1,658 108 156 1,195 1,459 6.5% 9.4% 72.1% 88.0%
White Men 69,448 4,362 5,759 24,244 34,365 6.3% 8.3% 34.9% 49.5%
  Women 71,966 4,691 7,267 26,276 38,234 6.5% 10.1% 36.5% 53.1%
  Total 141,414 9,053 13,026 50,520 72,599 6.4% 9.2% 35.7% 51.3%
Statewide Totals Men 112,184 7,356 9,281 38,370 55,007 6.6% 8.3% 34.2% 49.0%
  Women 116,842 8,038 11,479 41,032 60,549 6.9% 9.8% 35.1% 51.8%
  Total 229,026 15,394 20,760 79,402 115,556 6.7% 9.1% 34.7% 50.5%
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