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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1990 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 13,571 2,236 2,106 3,455 7,797 16.5% 15.5% 25.5% 57.5%
  Women 12,596 2,210 2,239 2,921 7,370 17.5% 17.8% 23.2% 58.5%
  Total 26,167 4,446 4,345 6,376 15,167 17.0% 16.6% 24.4% 58.0%
Black Men 8,146 261 637 2,910 3,808 3.2% 7.8% 35.7% 46.7%
  Women 9,342 435 1,055 3,040 4,530 4.7% 11.3% 32.5% 48.5%
  Total 17,488 696 1,692 5,950 8,338 4.0% 9.7% 34.0% 47.7%
Filipino Men 3,332 242 578 1,429 2,249 7.3% 17.3% 42.9% 67.5%
  Women 3,408 333 637 1,418 2,388 9.8% 18.7% 41.6% 70.1%
  Total 6,740 575 1,215 2,847 4,637 8.5% 18.0% 42.2% 68.8%
Latino Men 26,897 881 1,697 8,035 10,613 3.3% 6.3% 29.9% 39.5%
  Women 28,322 1,181 2,270 8,682 12,133 4.2% 8.0% 30.7% 42.8%
  Total 55,219 2,062 3,967 16,717 22,746 3.7% 7.2% 30.3% 41.2%
Native American Men 992 71 78 551 700 7.2% 7.9% 55.5% 70.6%
  Women 898 80 117 545 742 8.9% 13.0% 60.7% 82.6%
  Total 1,890 151 195 1,096 1,442 8.0% 10.3% 58.0% 76.3%
White Men 63,676 3,448 4,615 21,295 29,358 5.4% 7.2% 33.4% 46.1%
  Women 65,382 3,681 5,705 22,303 31,689 5.6% 8.7% 34.1% 48.5%
  Total 129,058 7,129 10,320 43,598 61,047 5.5% 8.0% 33.8% 47.3%
Statewide Totals Men 116,614 7,139 9,711 37,675 54,525 6.1% 8.3% 32.3% 46.8%
  Women 119,948 7,920 12,023 38,909 58,852 6.6% 10.0% 32.4% 49.1%
  Total 236,562 15,059 21,734 76,584 113,377 6.4% 9.2% 32.4% 47.9%
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