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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

2008 College-Going Rates to Any California Public College or University

Focus on San Mateo 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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80% - San Francisco County: 77.6% Ventura County: 67.3% Sacramento County: 60.8% Sonoma County: 60.1% Siskiyou County: 58.7% Orange County: 58.1% Butte County: 57.4% El Dorado County: 56.1% Shasta County: 55.5% Amador County: 55.4% San Luis Obispo County: 54.9% Tulare County: 54.7% Santa Barbara County: 54.6% San Diego County: 53.7% Los Angeles County: 53.6% Marin County: 52.9% Glenn County: 52.4% San Mateo County: 51.7% Alameda County: 51.4% Yolo County: 51.1% Merced County: 51.0% Placer County: 50.7% Mendocino County: 48.1% State Average: 48.0% Humboldt County: 47.4% San Joaquin County: 46.9% Solano County: 46.5% Plumas County: 46.3% Riverside County: 44.4% Kern County: 44.0% Mono County: 41.5% Del Norte County: 38.2% Mariposa County: 37.9% Tehama County: 35.7% Santa Clara County: 34.2% Colusa County: 33.6% Monterey County: 32.9% Fresno County: 31.7% Contra Costa County: 30.6% Inyo County: 30.4% Lake County: 29.7% San Bernardino County: 29.2% Imperial County: 29.2% Trinity County: 28.4% Nevada County: 28.2% Napa County: 28.0% San Benito County: 27.5% Calaveras County: 27.3% Kings County: 26.5% Tuolumne County: 22.8% Sierra County: 22.7% Sutter County: 22.1% Santa Cruz County: 21.4% Yuba County: 19.7% Madera County: 19.7% Stanislaus County: 18.9% Lassen County: 16.3% Modoc County: 15.9% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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San Francisco

Ventura

Sacramento

Sonoma

Siskiyou

Orange

Butte

El Dorado

Shasta

Amador

San Luis Obispo

Tulare

Santa Barbara

San Diego

Los Angeles

Marin

Glenn

San Mateo

Alameda

Yolo

Merced

Placer

Mendocino

State Average

Humboldt

San Joaquin

Solano

Plumas

Riverside

Kern

Mono

Del Norte

Mariposa

Tehama

Santa Clara

Colusa

Monterey

Fresno

Contra Costa

Inyo

Lake

San Bernardino

Imperial

Trinity

Nevada

Napa

San Benito

Calaveras

Kings

Tuolumne

Sierra

Sutter

Santa Cruz

Yuba

Madera

Stanislaus

Lassen

Modoc

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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