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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2002 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 18,811 4,110 2,329 6,002 12,441 21.8% 12.4% 31.9% 66.1%
  Women 19,084 5,051 2,618 5,087 12,756 26.5% 13.7% 26.7% 66.8%
  Total 37,895 9,161 4,947 11,089 25,197 24.2% 13.1% 29.3% 66.5%
Black Men 10,843 255 759 3,575 4,589 2.4% 7.0% 33.0% 42.3%
  Women 12,608 531 1,450 3,738 5,719 4.2% 11.5% 29.6% 45.4%
  Total 23,451 786 2,209 7,313 10,308 3.4% 9.4% 31.2% 44.0%
Filipino Men 5,165 483 764 2,028 3,275 9.4% 14.8% 39.3% 63.4%
  Women 5,146 734 935 1,863 3,532 14.3% 18.2% 36.2% 68.6%
  Total 10,311 1,217 1,699 3,891 6,807 11.8% 16.5% 37.7% 66.0%
Latino Men 50,862 1,433 2,855 16,228 20,516 2.8% 5.6% 31.9% 40.3%
  Women 58,176 2,277 4,816 19,502 26,595 3.9% 8.3% 33.5% 45.7%
  Total 109,038 3,710 7,671 35,730 47,111 3.4% 7.0% 32.8% 43.2%
Native American Men 1,446 46 103 406 555 3.2% 7.1% 28.1% 38.4%
  Women 1,589 85 156 461 702 5.3% 9.8% 29.0% 44.2%
  Total 3,035 131 259 867 1,257 4.3% 8.5% 28.6% 41.4%
White Men 68,911 3,790 5,172 20,231 29,193 5.5% 7.5% 29.4% 42.4%
  Women 71,506 4,833 7,055 20,627 32,515 6.8% 9.9% 28.8% 45.5%
  Total 140,417 8,623 12,227 40,858 61,708 6.1% 8.7% 29.1% 43.9%
Statewide Totals Men 156,038 10,117 11,982 48,470 70,569 6.5% 7.7% 31.1% 45.2%
  Women 168,109 13,511 17,030 51,278 81,819 8.0% 10.1% 30.5% 48.7%
  Total 324,147 23,628 29,012 99,748 152,388 7.3% 9.0% 30.8% 47.0%
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