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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2003 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 18,825 4,307 2,078 5,781 12,166 22.9% 11.0% 30.7% 64.6%
  Women 18,923 4,951 2,624 4,887 12,462 26.2% 13.9% 25.8% 65.9%
  Total 37,748 9,258 4,702 10,668 24,628 24.5% 12.5% 28.3% 65.2%
Black Men 11,298 293 751 3,298 4,342 2.6% 6.6% 29.2% 38.4%
  Women 13,548 556 1,474 3,697 5,727 4.1% 10.9% 27.3% 42.3%
  Total 24,846 849 2,225 6,995 10,069 3.4% 9.0% 28.2% 40.5%
Filipino Men 5,389 486 697 1,833 3,016 9.0% 12.9% 34.0% 56.0%
  Women 5,589 681 1,048 1,744 3,473 12.2% 18.8% 31.2% 62.1%
  Total 10,978 1,167 1,745 3,577 6,489 10.6% 15.9% 32.6% 59.1%
Latino Men 54,667 1,450 3,019 15,104 19,573 2.7% 5.5% 27.6% 35.8%
  Women 62,052 2,449 5,177 18,194 25,820 3.9% 8.3% 29.3% 41.6%
  Total 116,719 3,899 8,196 33,298 45,393 3.3% 7.0% 28.5% 38.9%
Native American Men 1,470 49 79 360 488 3.3% 5.4% 24.5% 33.2%
  Women 1,647 68 147 395 610 4.1% 8.9% 24.0% 37.0%
  Total 3,117 117 226 755 1,098 3.8% 7.3% 24.2% 35.2%
White Men 71,045 3,931 5,227 18,769 27,927 5.5% 7.4% 26.4% 39.3%
  Women 73,613 4,855 7,269 18,295 30,419 6.6% 9.9% 24.9% 41.3%
  Total 144,658 8,786 12,496 37,064 58,346 6.1% 8.6% 25.6% 40.3%
Statewide Totals Men 162,694 10,516 11,851 45,145 67,512 6.5% 7.3% 27.7% 41.5%
  Women 175,372 13,560 17,739 47,212 78,511 7.7% 10.1% 26.9% 44.8%
  Total 338,066 24,076 29,590 92,357 146,023 7.1% 8.8% 27.3% 43.2%
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