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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1988 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 11,686 2,056 1,903 3,233 7,192 17.6% 16.3% 27.7% 61.5%
  Women 11,143 1,885 2,012 2,743 6,640 16.9% 18.1% 24.6% 59.6%
  Total 22,829 3,941 3,915 5,976 13,832 17.3% 17.1% 26.2% 60.6%
Black Men 8,893 321 529 3,075 3,925 3.6% 5.9% 34.6% 44.1%
  Women 10,551 586 921 3,471 4,978 5.6% 8.7% 32.9% 47.2%
  Total 19,444 907 1,450 6,546 8,903 4.7% 7.5% 33.7% 45.8%
Filipino Men 2,948 247 448 1,296 1,991 8.4% 15.2% 44.0% 67.5%
  Women 3,009 374 605 1,197 2,176 12.4% 20.1% 39.8% 72.3%
  Total 5,957 621 1,053 2,493 4,167 10.4% 17.7% 41.8% 70.0%
Latino Men 23,507 812 1,352 6,958 9,122 3.5% 5.8% 29.6% 38.8%
  Women 25,533 1,094 1,701 7,819 10,614 4.3% 6.7% 30.6% 41.6%
  Total 49,040 1,906 3,053 14,777 19,736 3.9% 6.2% 30.1% 40.2%
Native American Men 938 87 83 595 765 9.3% 8.8% 63.4% 81.6%
  Women 934 98 102 629 829 10.5% 10.9% 67.3% 88.8%
  Total 1,872 185 185 1,224 1,594 9.9% 9.9% 65.4% 85.1%
White Men 73,808 4,466 6,133 24,343 34,942 6.1% 8.3% 33.0% 47.3%
  Women 76,568 4,656 7,654 26,405 38,715 6.1% 10.0% 34.5% 50.6%
  Total 150,376 9,122 13,787 50,748 73,657 6.1% 9.2% 33.7% 49.0%
Statewide Totals Men 121,780 7,989 10,448 39,500 57,937 6.6% 8.6% 32.4% 47.6%
  Women 127,738 8,693 12,995 42,264 63,952 6.8% 10.2% 33.1% 50.1%
  Total 249,518 16,682 23,443 81,764 121,889 6.7% 9.4% 32.8% 48.8%
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