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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2006 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 20,396 5,275 2,760 6,600 14,635 25.9% 13.5% 32.4% 71.8%
  Women 20,293 6,201 3,151 5,318 14,670 30.6% 15.5% 26.2% 72.3%
  Total 40,689 11,476 5,911 11,918 29,305 28.2% 14.5% 29.3% 72.0%
Black Men 11,591 330 1,055 4,098 5,483 2.8% 9.1% 35.4% 47.3%
  Women 13,731 579 2,115 4,183 6,877 4.2% 15.4% 30.5% 50.1%
  Total 25,322 909 3,170 8,281 12,360 3.6% 12.5% 32.7% 48.8%
Filipino Men 5,779 516 967 2,076 3,559 8.9% 16.7% 35.9% 61.6%
  Women 5,863 735 1,290 1,825 3,850 12.5% 22.0% 31.1% 65.7%
  Total 11,642 1,251 2,257 3,901 7,409 10.7% 19.4% 33.5% 63.6%
Latino Men 58,387 1,854 4,428 18,059 24,341 3.2% 7.6% 30.9% 41.7%
  Women 66,115 2,991 7,253 20,432 30,676 4.5% 11.0% 30.9% 46.4%
  Total 124,502 4,845 11,681 38,491 55,017 3.9% 9.4% 30.9% 44.2%
Native American Men 1,301 61 98 416 575 4.7% 7.5% 32.0% 44.2%
  Women 1,530 80 174 473 727 5.2% 11.4% 30.9% 47.5%
  Total 2,831 141 272 889 1,302 5.0% 9.6% 31.4% 46.0%
White Men 68,455 4,036 6,280 17,838 28,154 5.9% 9.2% 26.1% 41.1%
  Women 70,070 4,906 8,363 16,367 29,636 7.0% 11.9% 23.4% 42.3%
  Total 138,525 8,942 14,643 34,205 57,790 6.5% 10.6% 24.7% 41.7%
Statewide Totals Men 165,909 12,072 15,588 49,087 76,747 7.3% 9.4% 29.6% 46.3%
  Women 177,602 15,492 22,346 48,598 86,436 8.7% 12.6% 27.4% 48.7%
  Total 343,511 27,564 37,934 97,685 163,183 8.0% 11.0% 28.4% 47.5%
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