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College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities

College-going rates by county are available from 1985 to 2009 for public high schools and from 1988 to 2009 for private high schools. Statewide college-going rates by ethnicity and gender are available from 1985 to 2009. Statewide college-going rates by API rank are available from 2000 to 2008.

College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from high schools matching a specific criteria by the total number of graduates from schools matching the same criteria. For the college-going rates by county, all categories of public and private schools are covered including comprehensive schools, continuation schools, and other categories of schools. Rates by ethnicity and gender include all categories of public schools.

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.

Select a year in the table below to view the statistics.

Important note: The data for first-time students have changed. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for more details.

Data collection for Fall 2009 is in progress. As a result, more recent data than what is displayed may be available for some systems. Visit the Custom Data Reports for the most up-to-date data. Select the year needed from the drop-down list at the top of the options. Visit the Dates Available for availability for each type of data. The Sources and Timing of Data page has an approximate schedule for each type of data the Commission collects.

College-Going Rates by County Public High Schools College-Going Rates by Assembly District Public High Schools College-Going Rates by Senate District Public High Schools College-Going Rates by Congressional District Public High Schools College-Going Rates by County Private High Schools College-Going Rates by Gender and Ethnicity Public High Schools College-Going Rates by API Statewide Rank Public High Schools
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