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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

1999 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 17,070 3,369 2,186 4,825 10,380 19.7% 12.8% 28.3% 60.8%
  Women 17,413 4,072 2,445 4,515 11,032 23.4% 14.0% 25.9% 63.4%
  Total 34,483 7,441 4,631 9,340 21,412 21.6% 13.4% 27.1% 62.1%
Black Men 10,230 206 678 2,973 3,857 2.0% 6.6% 29.1% 37.7%
  Women 11,835 412 1,223 3,260 4,895 3.5% 10.3% 27.5% 41.4%
  Total 22,065 618 1,901 6,233 8,752 2.8% 8.6% 28.2% 39.7%
Filipino Men 4,754 339 662 1,663 2,664 7.1% 13.9% 35.0% 56.0%
  Women 4,794 600 892 1,662 3,154 12.5% 18.6% 34.7% 65.8%
  Total 9,548 939 1,554 3,325 5,818 9.8% 16.3% 34.8% 60.9%
Latino Men 44,796 1,011 2,518 12,862 16,391 2.3% 5.6% 28.7% 36.6%
  Women 50,642 1,654 3,975 15,650 21,279 3.3% 7.8% 30.9% 42.0%
  Total 95,438 2,665 6,493 28,512 37,670 2.8% 6.8% 29.9% 39.5%
Native American Men 1,246 34 87 399 520 2.7% 7.0% 32.0% 41.7%
  Women 1,417 72 133 462 667 5.1% 9.4% 32.6% 47.1%
  Total 2,663 106 220 861 1,187 4.0% 8.3% 32.3% 44.6%
White Men 65,585 3,421 4,213 18,345 25,979 5.2% 6.4% 28.0% 39.6%
  Women 68,644 4,214 5,870 18,692 28,776 6.1% 8.6% 27.2% 41.9%
  Total 134,229 7,635 10,083 37,037 54,755 5.7% 7.5% 27.6% 40.8%
Statewide Totals Men 143,681 8,380 10,344 41,067 59,791 5.8% 7.2% 28.6% 41.6%
  Women 154,745 11,024 14,538 44,241 69,803 7.1% 9.4% 28.6% 45.1%
  Total 298,426 19,404 24,882 85,308 129,594 6.5% 8.3% 28.6% 43.4%
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