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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1998 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 16,253 3,019 1,964 4,963 9,946 18.6% 12.1% 30.5% 61.2%
  Women 16,895 3,637 2,181 4,636 10,454 21.5% 12.9% 27.4% 61.9%
  Total 33,148 6,656 4,145 9,599 20,400 20.1% 12.5% 29.0% 61.5%
Black Men 9,699 185 594 3,052 3,831 1.9% 6.1% 31.5% 39.5%
  Women 11,466 416 1,189 3,236 4,841 3.6% 10.4% 28.2% 42.2%
  Total 21,165 601 1,783 6,288 8,672 2.8% 8.4% 29.7% 41.0%
Filipino Men 4,697 336 659 1,725 2,720 7.2% 14.0% 36.7% 57.9%
  Women 4,866 539 893 1,695 3,127 11.1% 18.4% 34.8% 64.3%
  Total 9,563 875 1,552 3,420 5,847 9.1% 16.2% 35.8% 61.1%
Latino Men 41,328 916 2,288 12,389 15,593 2.2% 5.5% 30.0% 37.7%
  Women 46,414 1,468 3,856 14,849 20,173 3.2% 8.3% 32.0% 43.5%
  Total 87,742 2,384 6,144 27,238 35,766 2.7% 7.0% 31.0% 40.8%
Native American Men 1,181 51 78 466 595 4.3% 6.6% 39.5% 50.4%
  Women 1,332 87 127 504 718 6.5% 9.5% 37.8% 53.9%
  Total 2,513 138 205 970 1,313 5.5% 8.2% 38.6% 52.2%
White Men 63,290 2,826 4,011 19,326 26,163 4.5% 6.3% 30.5% 41.3%
  Women 65,115 3,771 5,294 19,512 28,577 5.8% 8.1% 30.0% 43.9%
  Total 128,405 6,597 9,305 38,838 54,740 5.1% 7.2% 30.2% 42.6%
Statewide Totals Men 136,448 7,333 9,594 41,921 58,848 5.4% 7.0% 30.7% 43.1%
  Women 146,088 9,918 13,540 44,432 67,890 6.8% 9.3% 30.4% 46.5%
  Total 282,536 17,251 23,134 86,353 126,738 6.1% 8.2% 30.6% 44.9%
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