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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1998 College-Going Rates to Any California Public College or University

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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60% - Sonoma County: 60.0% Santa Cruz County: 57.9% San Luis Obispo County: 56.1% Butte County: 55.7% Orange County: 55.4% Ventura County: 55.2% San Francisco County: 54.3% San Mateo County: 54.2% Alameda County: 51.8% Santa Clara County: 51.6% Sacramento County: 51.5% Tuolumne County: 50.5% Santa Barbara County: 50.4% Kings County: 50.0% Contra Costa County: 49.8% San Diego County: 49.8% Nevada County: 49.3% El Dorado County: 47.6% Humboldt County: 47.5% Stanislaus County: 46.8% Placer County: 45.6% Shasta County: 45.5% Monterey County: 45.4% Los Angeles County: 45.0% Tulare County: 44.9% State Average: 44.9% San Benito County: 44.8% Yolo County: 44.8% Tehama County: 42.6% Glenn County: 41.5% San Joaquin County: 41.3% Imperial County: 41.1% Marin County: 41.0% Mendocino County: 40.8% Merced County: 40.0% Amador County: 38.1% Plumas County: 38.0% Solano County: 37.3% Calaveras County: 35.8% Lassen County: 35.4% Mariposa County: 35.0% Kern County: 34.9% Trinity County: 34.2% San Bernardino County: 33.6% Del Norte County: 33.3% Lake County: 33.2% Mono County: 27.3% Sutter County: 26.4% Napa County: 26.4% Inyo County: 25.8% Siskiyou County: 25.8% Sierra County: 24.7% Modoc County: 24.5% Riverside County: 24.1% Yuba County: 23.4% Colusa County: 22.0% Fresno County: 19.0% Madera County: 19.0% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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Sonoma

Santa Cruz

San Luis Obispo

Butte

Orange

Ventura

San Francisco

San Mateo

Alameda

Santa Clara

Sacramento

Tuolumne

Santa Barbara

Kings

Contra Costa

San Diego

Nevada

El Dorado

Humboldt

Stanislaus

Placer

Shasta

Monterey

Los Angeles

Tulare

State Average

San Benito

Yolo

Tehama

Glenn

San Joaquin

Imperial

Marin

Mendocino

Merced

Amador

Plumas

Solano

Calaveras

Lassen

Mariposa

Kern

Trinity

San Bernardino

Del Norte

Lake

Mono

Sutter

Napa

Inyo

Siskiyou

Sierra

Modoc

Riverside

Yuba

Colusa

Fresno

Madera

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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