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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2005 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 19,270 4,475 2,571 6,125 13,171 23.2% 13.3% 31.8% 68.3%
  Women 19,469 5,392 3,053 5,079 13,524 27.7% 15.7% 26.1% 69.5%
  Total 38,739 9,867 5,624 11,204 26,695 25.5% 14.5% 28.9% 68.9%
Black Men 12,266 267 971 3,966 5,204 2.2% 7.9% 32.3% 42.4%
  Women 14,534 518 1,846 4,102 6,466 3.6% 12.7% 28.2% 44.5%
  Total 26,800 785 2,817 8,068 11,670 2.9% 10.5% 30.1% 43.5%
Filipino Men 5,832 474 906 2,052 3,432 8.1% 15.5% 35.2% 58.8%
  Women 5,653 653 1,225 1,759 3,637 11.6% 21.7% 31.1% 64.3%
  Total 11,485 1,127 2,131 3,811 7,069 9.8% 18.6% 33.2% 61.5%
Latino Men 60,826 1,552 3,864 17,408 22,824 2.6% 6.4% 28.6% 37.5%
  Women 68,844 2,530 6,542 19,577 28,649 3.7% 9.5% 28.4% 41.6%
  Total 129,670 4,082 10,406 36,985 51,473 3.1% 8.0% 28.5% 39.7%
Native American Men 1,340 49 85 390 524 3.7% 6.3% 29.1% 39.1%
  Women 1,610 73 146 521 740 4.5% 9.1% 32.4% 46.0%
  Total 2,950 122 231 911 1,264 4.1% 7.8% 30.9% 42.8%
White Men 69,453 3,791 5,812 18,332 27,935 5.5% 8.4% 26.4% 40.2%
  Women 71,352 4,643 7,873 16,932 29,448 6.5% 11.0% 23.7% 41.3%
  Total 140,805 8,434 13,685 35,264 57,383 6.0% 9.7% 25.0% 40.8%
Statewide Totals Men 168,987 10,608 14,209 48,273 73,090 6.3% 8.4% 28.6% 43.3%
  Women 181,462 13,809 20,685 47,970 82,464 7.6% 11.4% 26.4% 45.4%
  Total 350,449 24,417 34,894 96,243 155,554 7.0% 10.0% 27.5% 44.4%
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