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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2000 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 17,789 3,763 2,361 5,449 11,573 21.2% 13.3% 30.6% 65.1%
  Women 18,108 4,298 2,634 4,891 11,823 23.7% 14.5% 27.0% 65.3%
  Total 35,897 8,061 4,995 10,340 23,396 22.5% 13.9% 28.8% 65.2%
Black Men 10,523 251 721 2,969 3,941 2.4% 6.9% 28.2% 37.5%
  Women 12,013 449 1,288 3,297 5,034 3.7% 10.7% 27.4% 41.9%
  Total 22,536 700 2,009 6,266 8,975 3.1% 8.9% 27.8% 39.8%
Filipino Men 4,827 381 708 1,736 2,825 7.9% 14.7% 36.0% 58.5%
  Women 4,775 625 877 1,555 3,057 13.1% 18.4% 32.6% 64.0%
  Total 9,602 1,006 1,585 3,291 5,882 10.5% 16.5% 34.3% 61.3%
Latino Men 47,308 1,118 2,673 13,884 17,675 2.4% 5.7% 29.3% 37.4%
  Women 53,329 1,904 4,325 16,792 23,021 3.6% 8.1% 31.5% 43.2%
  Total 100,637 3,022 6,998 30,676 40,696 3.0% 7.0% 30.5% 40.4%
Native American Men 1,217 47 79 366 492 3.9% 6.5% 30.1% 40.4%
  Women 1,438 87 138 478 703 6.1% 9.6% 33.2% 48.9%
  Total 2,655 134 217 844 1,195 5.0% 8.2% 31.8% 45.0%
White Men 68,095 3,733 4,826 18,896 27,455 5.5% 7.1% 27.7% 40.3%
  Women 69,483 4,385 6,566 19,288 30,239 6.3% 9.4% 27.8% 43.5%
  Total 137,578 8,118 11,392 38,184 57,694 5.9% 8.3% 27.8% 41.9%
Statewide Totals Men 149,759 9,293 11,368 43,300 63,961 6.2% 7.6% 28.9% 42.7%
  Women 159,146 11,748 15,828 46,301 73,877 7.4% 9.9% 29.1% 46.4%
  Total 308,905 21,041 27,196 89,601 137,838 6.8% 8.8% 29.0% 44.6%
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