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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2007 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 20,345 5,160 3,020 6,732 14,912 25.4% 14.8% 33.1% 73.3%
  Women 20,130 6,102 3,231 5,193 14,526 30.3% 16.1% 25.8% 72.2%
  Total 40,475 11,262 6,251 11,925 29,438 27.8% 15.4% 29.5% 72.7%
Black Men 11,774 362 1,183 4,161 5,706 3.1% 10.0% 35.3% 48.5%
  Women 13,842 696 2,267 4,334 7,297 5.0% 16.4% 31.3% 52.7%
  Total 25,616 1,058 3,450 8,495 13,003 4.1% 13.5% 33.2% 50.8%
Filipino Men 5,962 556 1,070 2,249 3,875 9.3% 17.9% 37.7% 65.0%
  Women 5,797 791 1,357 1,978 4,126 13.6% 23.4% 34.1% 71.2%
  Total 11,759 1,347 2,427 4,227 8,001 11.5% 20.6% 35.9% 68.0%
Latino Men 59,924 2,020 4,974 19,358 26,352 3.4% 8.3% 32.3% 44.0%
  Women 68,382 3,182 7,991 21,778 32,951 4.7% 11.7% 31.8% 48.2%
  Total 128,306 5,202 12,965 41,136 59,303 4.1% 10.1% 32.1% 46.2%
Native American Men 1,348 45 121 458 624 3.3% 9.0% 34.0% 46.3%
  Women 1,512 94 203 515 812 6.2% 13.4% 34.1% 53.7%
  Total 2,860 139 324 973 1,436 4.9% 11.3% 34.0% 50.2%
White Men 68,238 3,949 6,670 19,192 29,811 5.8% 9.8% 28.1% 43.7%
  Women 70,052 4,724 8,584 17,316 30,624 6.7% 12.3% 24.7% 43.7%
  Total 138,290 8,673 15,254 36,508 60,435 6.3% 11.0% 26.4% 43.7%
Statewide Totals Men 167,591 12,092 17,038 52,150 81,280 7.2% 10.2% 31.1% 48.5%
  Women 179,715 15,589 23,633 51,114 90,336 8.7% 13.2% 28.4% 50.3%
  Total 347,306 27,681 40,671 103,264 171,616 8.0% 11.7% 29.7% 49.4%
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