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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1987 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 10,679 1,847 1,725 2,983 6,555 17.3% 16.2% 27.9% 61.4%
  Women 9,961 1,734 1,849 2,483 6,066 17.4% 18.6% 24.9% 60.9%
  Total 20,640 3,581 3,574 5,466 12,621 17.3% 17.3% 26.5% 61.1%
Black Men 8,628 341 504 2,835 3,680 4.0% 5.8% 32.9% 42.7%
  Women 10,181 555 968 3,391 4,914 5.5% 9.5% 33.3% 48.3%
  Total 18,809 896 1,472 6,226 8,594 4.8% 7.8% 33.1% 45.7%
Filipino Men 2,548 282 380 1,075 1,737 11.1% 14.9% 42.2% 68.2%
  Women 2,651 368 447 1,042 1,857 13.9% 16.9% 39.3% 70.0%
  Total 5,199 650 827 2,117 3,594 12.5% 15.9% 40.7% 69.1%
Latino Men 21,995 786 1,243 5,940 7,969 3.6% 5.7% 27.0% 36.2%
  Women 23,877 954 1,622 6,727 9,303 4.0% 6.8% 28.2% 39.0%
  Total 45,872 1,740 2,865 12,667 17,272 3.8% 6.2% 27.6% 37.7%
Native American Men 884 69 85 555 709 7.8% 9.6% 62.8% 80.2%
  Women 845 94 94 524 712 11.1% 11.1% 62.0% 84.3%
  Total 1,729 163 179 1,079 1,421 9.4% 10.4% 62.4% 82.2%
White Men 71,102 4,536 6,220 23,112 33,868 6.4% 8.7% 32.5% 47.6%
  Women 74,063 4,710 7,779 24,693 37,182 6.4% 10.5% 33.3% 50.2%
  Total 145,165 9,246 13,999 47,805 71,050 6.4% 9.6% 32.9% 48.9%
Statewide Totals Men 115,836 7,861 10,157 36,500 54,518 6.8% 8.8% 31.5% 47.1%
  Women 121,578 8,415 12,759 38,860 60,034 6.9% 10.5% 32.0% 49.4%
  Total 237,414 16,276 22,916 75,360 114,552 6.9% 9.7% 31.7% 48.2%
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