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College-Going Rates by Ethnicity and Gender from Public Schools

2008 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 20,919 5,148 2,837 6,308 14,293 24.6% 13.6% 30.2% 68.3%
  Women 20,975 5,905 3,239 5,149 14,293 28.2% 15.4% 24.5% 68.1%
  Total 41,894 11,053 6,076 11,457 28,586 26.4% 14.5% 27.3% 68.2%
Black Men 11,959 428 1,137 4,235 5,800 3.6% 9.5% 35.4% 48.5%
  Women 13,988 744 2,123 4,062 6,929 5.3% 15.2% 29.0% 49.5%
  Total 25,947 1,172 3,260 8,297 12,729 4.5% 12.6% 32.0% 49.1%
Filipino Men 6,318 580 1,097 2,343 4,020 9.2% 17.4% 37.1% 63.6%
  Women 6,150 772 1,352 1,949 4,073 12.6% 22.0% 31.7% 66.2%
  Total 12,468 1,352 2,449 4,292 8,093 10.8% 19.6% 34.4% 64.9%
Latino Men 66,931 2,234 5,532 21,707 29,473 3.3% 8.3% 32.4% 44.0%
  Women 76,452 3,700 8,904 23,621 36,225 4.8% 11.6% 30.9% 47.4%
  Total 143,383 5,934 14,436 45,328 65,698 4.1% 10.1% 31.6% 45.8%
Native American Men 1,400 65 117 502 684 4.6% 8.4% 35.9% 48.9%
  Women 1,670 74 202 525 801 4.4% 12.1% 31.4% 48.0%
  Total 3,070 139 319 1,027 1,485 4.5% 10.4% 33.5% 48.4%
White Men 69,864 4,165 6,512 18,826 29,503 6.0% 9.3% 26.9% 42.2%
  Women 71,263 4,757 8,662 17,242 30,661 6.7% 12.2% 24.2% 43.0%
  Total 141,127 8,922 15,174 36,068 60,164 6.3% 10.8% 25.6% 42.6%
Statewide Totals Men 177,391 12,620 17,232 53,921 83,773 7.1% 9.7% 30.4% 47.2%
  Women 190,498 15,952 24,482 52,548 92,982 8.4% 12.9% 27.6% 48.8%
  Total 367,889 28,572 41,714 106,469 176,755 7.8% 11.3% 28.9% 48.0%
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