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College-Going Rates by API Rank

2006 College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities

This table provides college-going rates for public high schools by their Academic Performance Index (API) statewide rank. The API is an indicator of a school’s performance. Schools are ranked from one (lowest) to ten (highest).

College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from public high schools in the state by the total number of graduates from public high schools in the state grouped by the API rank. 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 and API rank 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, and API rank. Rates do not entail longitudinal tracking of individual students.

For further information about API, visit the California Department of Education.

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
API Rank Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
1 24,054 959 2,546 6,978 10,483 4.0% 10.6% 29.0% 43.6%
2 29,826 1,409 2,858 8,594 12,861 4.7% 9.6% 28.8% 43.1%
3 29,479 1,621 2,776 8,954 13,351 5.5% 9.4% 30.4% 45.3%
4 29,536 1,561 3,076 8,031 12,668 5.3% 10.4% 27.2% 42.9%
5 27,710 1,590 2,934 9,183 13,707 5.7% 10.6% 33.1% 49.5%
6 30,896 1,961 3,632 9,023 14,616 6.3% 11.8% 29.2% 47.3%
7 37,300 2,948 4,687 11,296 18,931 7.9% 12.6% 30.3% 50.8%
8 32,634 2,865 4,149 8,909 15,923 8.8% 12.7% 27.3% 48.8%
9 35,247 4,250 4,733 10,907 19,890 12.1% 13.4% 30.9% 56.4%
10 38,684 7,581 5,321 8,817 21,719 19.6% 13.8% 22.8% 56.1%
Statewide Total 315,366 26,745 36,712 90,692 154,149 8.5% 11.6% 28.8% 48.9%
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