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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1989 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 12,190 2,089 2,130 3,448 7,667 17.1% 17.5% 28.3% 62.9%
  Women 11,498 1,942 2,132 2,855 6,929 16.9% 18.5% 24.8% 60.3%
  Total 23,688 4,031 4,262 6,303 14,596 17.0% 18.0% 26.6% 61.6%
Black Men 8,430 310 534 2,919 3,763 3.7% 6.3% 34.6% 44.6%
  Women 10,133 560 1,035 3,409 5,004 5.5% 10.2% 33.6% 49.4%
  Total 18,563 870 1,569 6,328 8,767 4.7% 8.5% 34.1% 47.2%
Filipino Men 3,155 221 544 1,361 2,126 7.0% 17.2% 43.1% 67.4%
  Women 3,189 328 650 1,372 2,350 10.3% 20.4% 43.0% 73.7%
  Total 6,344 549 1,194 2,733 4,476 8.7% 18.8% 43.1% 70.6%
Latino Men 24,965 923 1,556 7,877 10,356 3.7% 6.2% 31.6% 41.5%
  Women 26,844 1,216 2,005 8,638 11,859 4.5% 7.5% 32.2% 44.2%
  Total 51,809 2,139 3,561 16,515 22,215 4.1% 6.9% 31.9% 42.9%
Native American Men 934 77 93 610 780 8.2% 10.0% 65.3% 83.5%
  Women 995 100 126 591 817 10.1% 12.7% 59.4% 82.1%
  Total 1,929 177 219 1,201 1,597 9.2% 11.4% 62.3% 82.8%
White Men 70,355 3,818 5,637 23,725 33,180 5.4% 8.0% 33.7% 47.2%
  Women 71,936 4,037 6,824 25,698 36,559 5.6% 9.5% 35.7% 50.8%
  Total 142,291 7,855 12,461 49,423 69,739 5.5% 8.8% 34.7% 49.0%
Statewide Totals Men 120,029 7,438 10,494 39,940 57,872 6.2% 8.7% 33.3% 48.2%
  Women 124,595 8,183 12,772 42,563 63,518 6.6% 10.3% 34.2% 51.0%
  Total 244,624 15,621 23,266 82,503 121,390 6.4% 9.5% 33.7% 49.6%
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