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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2004 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 18,670 4,083 2,277 6,173 12,533 21.9% 12.2% 33.1% 67.1%
  Women 18,853 4,841 2,794 5,298 12,933 25.7% 14.8% 28.1% 68.6%
  Total 37,523 8,924 5,071 11,471 25,466 23.8% 13.5% 30.6% 67.9%
Black Men 11,663 254 757 3,739 4,750 2.2% 6.5% 32.1% 40.7%
  Women 13,604 433 1,581 4,201 6,215 3.2% 11.6% 30.9% 45.7%
  Total 25,267 687 2,338 7,940 10,965 2.7% 9.3% 31.4% 43.4%
Filipino Men 5,639 469 739 2,244 3,452 8.3% 13.1% 39.8% 61.2%
  Women 5,608 681 1,051 1,979 3,711 12.1% 18.7% 35.3% 66.2%
  Total 11,247 1,150 1,790 4,223 7,163 10.2% 15.9% 37.5% 63.7%
Latino Men 56,601 1,424 3,356 17,233 22,013 2.5% 5.9% 30.4% 38.9%
  Women 64,817 2,315 5,790 20,435 28,540 3.6% 8.9% 31.5% 44.0%
  Total 121,418 3,739 9,146 37,668 50,553 3.1% 7.5% 31.0% 41.6%
Native American Men 1,469 44 80 400 524 3.0% 5.4% 27.2% 35.7%
  Women 1,569 79 132 496 707 5.0% 8.4% 31.6% 45.1%
  Total 3,038 123 212 896 1,231 4.0% 7.0% 29.5% 40.5%
White Men 69,643 3,560 5,476 19,245 28,281 5.1% 7.9% 27.6% 40.6%
  Women 71,931 4,320 7,455 18,530 30,305 6.0% 10.4% 25.8% 42.1%
  Total 141,574 7,880 12,931 37,775 58,586 5.6% 9.1% 26.7% 41.4%
Statewide Totals Men 163,685 9,834 12,685 49,034 71,553 6.0% 7.7% 30.0% 43.7%
  Women 176,382 12,669 18,803 50,939 82,411 7.2% 10.7% 28.9% 46.7%
  Total 340,067 22,503 31,488 99,973 153,964 6.6% 9.3% 29.4% 45.3%
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