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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1995 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 14,118 2,836 1,638 5,189 9,663 20.1% 11.6% 36.8% 68.4%
  Women 14,415 3,121 1,901 4,498 9,520 21.7% 13.2% 31.2% 66.0%
  Total 28,533 5,957 3,539 9,687 19,183 20.9% 12.4% 34.0% 67.2%
Black Men 8,543 242 596 3,303 4,141 2.8% 7.0% 38.7% 48.5%
  Women 10,321 496 1,161 3,469 5,126 4.8% 11.2% 33.6% 49.7%
  Total 18,864 738 1,757 6,772 9,267 3.9% 9.3% 35.9% 49.1%
Filipino Men 4,316 319 581 1,961 2,861 7.4% 13.5% 45.4% 66.3%
  Women 4,180 468 667 1,884 3,019 11.2% 16.0% 45.1% 72.2%
  Total 8,496 787 1,248 3,845 5,880 9.3% 14.7% 45.3% 69.2%
Latino Men 36,177 1,108 2,142 11,882 15,132 3.1% 5.9% 32.8% 41.8%
  Women 40,380 1,594 3,460 13,643 18,697 3.9% 8.6% 33.8% 46.3%
  Total 76,557 2,702 5,602 25,525 33,829 3.5% 7.3% 33.3% 44.2%
Native American Men 1,086 73 108 631 812 6.7% 9.9% 58.1% 74.8%
  Women 1,176 121 174 616 911 10.3% 14.8% 52.4% 77.5%
  Total 2,262 194 282 1,247 1,723 8.6% 12.5% 55.1% 76.2%
White Men 58,527 3,047 3,404 19,737 26,188 5.2% 5.8% 33.7% 44.7%
  Women 61,961 3,543 4,646 20,338 28,527 5.7% 7.5% 32.8% 46.0%
  Total 120,488 6,590 8,050 40,075 54,715 5.5% 6.7% 33.3% 45.4%
Statewide Totals Men 122,767 7,625 8,469 42,703 58,797 6.2% 6.9% 34.8% 47.9%
  Women 132,433 9,343 12,009 44,448 65,800 7.1% 9.1% 33.6% 49.7%
  Total 255,200 16,968 20,478 87,151 124,597 6.6% 8.0% 34.2% 48.8%
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