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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools

2009 College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities
Focus on Fresno County

This table provides college-going rates for counties in California. College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from public schools in the county by the total number of graduates from public schools in the county. 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.

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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
High School County Public UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
Alameda 13,256 1,730 1,816 2,697 6,243 13.1% 13.7% 20.3% 47.1%
Alpine * 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amador 313 7 35 108 150 2.2% 11.2% 34.5% 47.9%
Butte 2,143 61 224 886 1,171 2.8% 10.5% 41.3% 54.6%
Calaveras 515 18 37 99 154 3.5% 7.2% 19.2% 29.9%
Colusa 256 11 25 35 71 4.3% 9.8% 13.7% 27.7%
Contra Costa 10,600 1,013 1,258 708 2,979 9.6% 11.9% 6.7% 28.1%
Del Norte 372 13 17 72 102 3.5% 4.6% 19.4% 27.4%
El Dorado 2,201 117 273 639 1,029 5.3% 12.4% 29.0% 46.8%
Fresno 10,767 413 1,421 100 1,934 3.8% 13.2% 0.9% 18.0%
Glenn 408 8 48 147 203 2.0% 11.8% 36.0% 49.8%
Humboldt 1,241 49 108 384 541 3.9% 8.7% 30.9% 43.6%
Imperial 2,237 74 170 80 324 3.3% 7.6% 3.6% 14.5%
Inyo 235 8 22 37 67 3.4% 9.4% 15.7% 28.5%
Kern 9,922 326 852 2,114 3,292 3.3% 8.6% 21.3% 33.2%
Kings 1,537 43 128 27 198 2.8% 8.3% 1.8% 12.9%
Lake 663 18 34 39 91 2.7% 5.1% 5.9% 13.7%
Lassen 388 4 11 38 53 1.0% 2.8% 9.8% 13.7%
Los Angeles 91,941 7,356 10,305 23,109 40,770 8.0% 11.2% 25.1% 44.3%
Madera 1,608 48 129 49 226 3.0% 8.0% 3.0% 14.1%
Marin 2,009 248 227 293 768 12.3% 11.3% 14.6% 38.2%
Mariposa 175 8 16 42 66 4.6% 9.1% 24.0% 37.7%
Mendocino 859 41 65 101 207 4.8% 7.6% 11.8% 24.1%
Merced 3,590 177 312 1,421 1,910 4.9% 8.7% 39.6% 53.2%
Modoc 131 2 6 18 26 1.5% 4.6% 13.7% 19.8%
Mono 107 5 11 27 43 4.7% 10.3% 25.2% 40.2%
Monterey 3,751 176 325 535 1,036 4.7% 8.7% 14.3% 27.6%
Napa 1,218 69 85 43 197 5.7% 7.0% 3.5% 16.2%
Nevada 1,506 44 55 34 133 2.9% 3.7% 2.3% 8.8%
Orange 34,072 2,882 3,382 10,179 16,443 8.5% 9.9% 29.9% 48.3%
Placer 4,597 244 450 327 1,021 5.3% 9.8% 7.1% 22.2%
Plumas 190 11 11 71 93 5.8% 5.8% 37.4% 48.9%
Riverside 25,274 1,422 2,092 5,501 9,015 5.6% 8.3% 21.8% 35.7%
Sacramento 14,612 800 1,518 4,936 7,254 5.5% 10.4% 33.8% 49.6%
San Benito 702 32 64 148 244 4.6% 9.1% 21.1% 34.8%
San Bernardino 24,311 1,231 2,190 3,637 7,058 5.1% 9.0% 15.0% 29.0%
San Diego 31,271 2,250 4,049 6,208 12,507 7.2% 12.9% 19.9% 40.0%
San Francisco 3,635 734 606 1,519 2,859 20.2% 16.7% 41.8% 78.7%
San Joaquin 7,455 337 600 2,553 3,490 4.5% 8.0% 34.2% 46.8%
San Luis Obispo 2,702 132 313 961 1,406 4.9% 11.6% 35.6% 52.0%
San Mateo 5,232 587 752 1,646 2,985 11.2% 14.4% 31.5% 57.1%
Santa Barbara 4,283 261 239 1,372 1,872 6.1% 5.6% 32.0% 43.7%
Santa Clara 15,886 2,127 1,955 2,439 6,521 13.4% 12.3% 15.4% 41.0%
Santa Cruz 2,565 157 249 128 534 6.1% 9.7% 5.0% 20.8%
Shasta 2,003 65 96 699 860 3.2% 4.8% 34.9% 42.9%
Sierra 29 1 3 5 9 3.4% 10.3% 17.2% 31.0%
Siskiyou 405 19 35 249 303 4.7% 8.6% 61.5% 74.8%
Solano 4,210 260 375 202 837 6.2% 8.9% 4.8% 19.9%
Sonoma 4,391 270 395 1,499 2,164 6.1% 9.0% 34.1% 49.3%
Stanislaus 6,373 251 648 1,949 2,848 3.9% 10.2% 30.6% 44.7%
Sutter 1,251 56 93 78 227 4.5% 7.4% 6.2% 18.1%
Tehama 330 15 37 235 287 4.5% 11.2% 71.2% 87.0%
Trinity 142 2 10 22 34 1.4% 7.0% 15.5% 23.9%
Tulare 5,039 149 428 435 1,012 3.0% 8.5% 8.6% 20.1%
Tuolumne 565 21 31 244 296 3.7% 5.5% 43.2% 52.4%
Ventura 9,390 587 706 4,741 6,034 6.3% 7.5% 50.5% 64.3%
Yolo 1,843 228 224 401 853 12.4% 12.2% 21.8% 46.3%
Yuba 831 13 53 38 104 1.6% 6.4% 4.6% 12.5%
Statewide Total 377,538 27,231 39,619 86,304 153,154 7.2% 10.5% 22.9% 40.6%
* The numbers for Alpine County have been suppressed.
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