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1997 College-Going Rates to California Community Colleges

Focus on Merced County

This chart 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.

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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50% - Sonoma County: 48.2% Orange County: 43.6% Tuolumne County: 42.9% Tulare County: 41.8% San Luis Obispo County: 41.7% Fresno County: 40.7% Santa Cruz County: 40.5% Sacramento County: 40.3% Kings County: 40.3% Imperial County: 39.6% Butte County: 38.6% Ventura County: 38.0% Glenn County: 38.0% Stanislaus County: 37.4% El Dorado County: 36.8% Santa Barbara County: 36.4% San Joaquin County: 36.4% San Mateo County: 35.3% Monterey County: 34.6% Plumas County: 34.4% Alameda County: 34.1% Placer County: 33.9% Contra Costa County: 33.9% Humboldt County: 33.6% San Diego County: 33.1% Nevada County: 32.7% Merced County: 32.6% State Average: 32.4% San Benito County: 32.2% Trinity County: 31.8% Madera County: 31.1% Los Angeles County: 30.7% Shasta County: 29.9% Mendocino County: 29.5% San Francisco County: 29.2% Santa Clara County: 28.6% Inyo County: 28.5% Mariposa County: 28.3% Lassen County: 28.1% Del Norte County: 27.1% Tehama County: 27.0% Yolo County: 26.4% Calaveras County: 25.4% Solano County: 25.3% Lake County: 24.6% Yuba County: 22.5% Kern County: 21.8% Riverside County: 20.6% Marin County: 20.5% San Bernardino County: 20.5% Sutter County: 18.3% Siskiyou County: 17.9% Mono County: 17.6% Amador County: 17.2% Napa County: 16.3% Colusa County: 14.6% Modoc County: 14.0% Sierra County: 11.9% Alpine County: 0.0%  
38% -
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Sonoma

Orange

Tuolumne

Tulare

San Luis Obispo

Fresno

Santa Cruz

Sacramento

Kings

Imperial

Butte

Ventura

Glenn

Stanislaus

El Dorado

Santa Barbara

San Joaquin

San Mateo

Monterey

Plumas

Alameda

Placer

Contra Costa

Humboldt

San Diego

Nevada

Merced

State Average

San Benito

Trinity

Madera

Los Angeles

Shasta

Mendocino

San Francisco

Santa Clara

Inyo

Mariposa

Lassen

Del Norte

Tehama

Yolo

Calaveras

Solano

Lake

Yuba

Kern

Riverside

Marin

San Bernardino

Sutter

Siskiyou

Mono

Amador

Napa

Colusa

Modoc

Sierra

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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