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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1997 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 14,940 3,105 1,858 4,833 9,796 20.8% 12.4% 32.3% 65.6%
  Women 15,480 3,480 2,095 4,413 9,988 22.5% 13.5% 28.5% 64.5%
  Total 30,420 6,585 3,953 9,246 19,784 21.6% 13.0% 30.4% 65.0%
Black Men 9,329 233 655 3,204 4,092 2.5% 7.0% 34.3% 43.9%
  Women 11,413 483 1,352 3,552 5,387 4.2% 11.8% 31.1% 47.2%
  Total 20,742 716 2,007 6,756 9,479 3.5% 9.7% 32.6% 45.7%
Filipino Men 4,463 352 701 1,630 2,683 7.9% 15.7% 36.5% 60.1%
  Women 4,571 475 779 1,722 2,976 10.4% 17.0% 37.7% 65.1%
  Total 9,034 827 1,480 3,352 5,659 9.2% 16.4% 37.1% 62.6%
Latino Men 38,425 976 2,300 12,407 15,683 2.5% 6.0% 32.3% 40.8%
  Women 43,590 1,510 3,756 15,133 20,399 3.5% 8.6% 34.7% 46.8%
  Total 82,015 2,486 6,056 27,540 36,082 3.0% 7.4% 33.6% 44.0%
Native American Men 1,133 52 83 490 625 4.6% 7.3% 43.2% 55.2%
  Women 1,231 88 152 558 798 7.1% 12.3% 45.3% 64.8%
  Total 2,364 140 235 1,048 1,423 5.9% 9.9% 44.3% 60.2%
White Men 60,843 3,248 3,593 19,244 26,085 5.3% 5.9% 31.6% 42.9%
  Women 63,653 3,974 4,935 19,967 28,876 6.2% 7.8% 31.4% 45.4%
  Total 124,496 7,222 8,528 39,211 54,961 5.8% 6.9% 31.5% 44.1%
Statewide Totals Men 129,133 7,966 9,190 41,808 58,964 6.2% 7.1% 32.4% 45.7%
  Women 139,938 10,010 13,069 45,345 68,424 7.2% 9.3% 32.4% 48.9%
  Total 269,071 17,976 22,259 87,153 127,388 6.7% 8.3% 32.4% 47.3%
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