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College-Going Rate Trends by Senate District

College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Students of All Ethnicities to Any California Public College or University

This chart provides college-going rates in California from 1990 to 2009 . 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 high schools matching the same criteria. 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.

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 the Senate District to view a graph of the data.

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.

Senate District 19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
1 - Ted Gaines51%50%48%49%48%49%52%47%48%48%48%48%45%48%45%46%43%54%54%40%
2 - Noreen Evans43%50%46%46%45%49%48%43%43%43%44%45%46%39%44%45%48%49%47%34%
3 - Mark Leno45%55%57%50%48%55%49%51%48%45%46%48%48%46%50%52%52%55%61%50%
4 - Doug LaMalfa30%42%40%39%40%40%43%40%42%42%40%45%46%32%35%33%27%41%44%35%
5 - Lois Wolk47%50%47%48%44%44%46%42%41%44%45%47%46%48%45%44%44%51%50%40%
6 - Darrell Steinberg50%46%47%51%50%51%54%51%48%48%48%48%39%41%44%48%53%56%58%49%
7 - Mark DeSaulnier57%60%61%52%53%54%52%52%51%22%28%39%40%37%38%33%34%42%31%29%
8 - Leland Y. Yee47%53%56%55%57%60%55%57%55%54%56%59%57%56%57%60%63%61%62%67%
9 - Loni Hancock49%50%55%54%53%53%52%53%52%54%56%62%63%63%66%62%63%61%46%41%
10 - Ellen M. Corbett55%55%55%54%53%53%51%50%49%47%50%51%55%52%56%56%57%56%50%49%
11 - Joe Simitian64%57%51%54%55%55%53%48%51%37%51%42%44%46%50%48%51%46%37%40%
12 - Anthony Cannella39%41%47%40%47%47%48%46%42%40%37%41%36%32%28%37%36%31%31%41%
13 - Elaine Alquist50%55%54%54%55%55%52%47%49%56%50%43%45%40%48%36%43%42%28%36%
14 - Tom Berryhill48%51%56%54%53%52%50%52%32%32%44%35%32%33%30%27%30%29%33%31%
15 - Sam Blakeslee49%53%55%51%50%56%54%51%54%50%51%49%50%49%51%48%51%48%41%43%
16 - Michael J. Rubio44%40%43%42%42%47%45%45%29%30%46%31%34%28%29%26%27%27%36%22%
17 - Sharon Runner51%44%37%40%41%45%50%40%44%39%40%40%46%39%36%38%41%43%32%23%
18 - Jean Fuller46%41%41%40%38%36%36%39%39%45%45%45%48%41%41%43%46%35%45%28%
19 - Tony Strickland45%50%32%52%51%55%56%50%54%38%52%56%57%55%56%58%60%61%58%52%
20 - Alex Padilla55%53%52%45%48%48%48%44%43%44%42%44%49%46%46%48%55%58%55%52%
21 - Carol Liu52%52%50%49%45%52%48%46%45%45%50%48%48%47%48%52%58%58%58%54%
22 - Kevin de León53%54%51%48%49%52%52%48%47%44%47%49%49%45%44%47%54%55%48%43%
23 - Fran Pavley59%56%49%52%55%55%50%50%50%45%53%55%58%55%55%57%59%64%61%64%
24 - Ed Hernandez39%40%41%38%37%44%46%42%41%41%44%47%48%47%46%46%51%49%50%42%
25 - Roderick D. Wright46%49%47%44%45%46%50%45%41%42%38%38%41%38%41%42%50%44%57%38%
26 - Curren D. Price53%52%45%44%46%44%51%53%53%49%52%50%53%50%50%57%62%64%63%55%
27 - Alan S. Lowenthal42%49%42%48%42%53%47%41%36%36%31%34%41%32%37%39%43%50%48%43%
28 - Ted W. Lieu46%61%56%55%56%54%56%56%55%51%45%48%51%46%47%49%54%48%64%45%
29 - Bob Huff52%51%48%49%47%53%56%55%48%50%52%58%62%57%60%58%63%57%56%50%
30 - Ron S. Calderon43%38%42%42%42%40%44%45%39%41%41%44%48%43%42%47%49%53%54%45%
31 - Robert Dutton42%41%31%33%38%34%33%31%29%38%35%40%43%41%43%38%44%43%41%37%
32 - Gloria Negrete McLeod36%36%27%30%32%29%29%27%29%29%33%37%35%35%38%36%37%36%32%28%
33 - Mimi Walters55%58%52%56%51%52%42%63%56%61%50%57%55%52%55%58%60%60%60%49%
34 - Lou Correa50%54%47%50%47%56%61%61%57%58%55%53%48%43%46%43%50%56%51%34%
35 - Tom Harman59%59%57%55%55%55%51%55%54%55%51%55%61%59%60%62%63%69%60%56%
36 - Joel Anderson52%52%51%50%48%57%56%51%50%42%39%40%44%41%43%41%47%52%44%40%
37 - Bill Emmerson39%39%28%23%23%29%32%31%21%34%28%30%35%32%35%31%36%39%43%34%
38 - Mark Wyland48%49%47%49%49%49%46%45%46%31%31%33%33%33%36%38%48%53%52%49%
39 - Christine Kehoe44%38%58%43%45%50%48%48%48%48%46%48%49%42%52%47%50%58%54%47%
40 - Juan Vargas40%35%45%48%36%43%42%44%44%44%43%46%51%33%54%28%34%53%57%26%

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