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College-Going Rates by County from Public Schools Charts

1985 College-Going Rates to Any California Public College or University

Focus on Santa Clara 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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65% - San Mateo County: 60.0% Contra Costa County: 57.8% Orange County: 56.5% Marin County: 54.2% Plumas County: 54.1% Santa Cruz County: 54.0% Santa Barbara County: 52.8% Siskiyou County: 52.0% Alameda County: 51.1% San Diego County: 50.9% Sacramento County: 50.6% San Francisco County: 50.6% San Luis Obispo County: 50.3% Fresno County: 49.3% Ventura County: 49.2% Humboldt County: 48.4% Tulare County: 48.3% State Average: 48.1% Napa County: 47.7% Los Angeles County: 47.2% Kern County: 47.1% Santa Clara County: 46.1% Monterey County: 45.1% Yolo County: 45.0% Placer County: 44.9% El Dorado County: 44.8% Tehama County: 44.7% San Joaquin County: 44.6% Shasta County: 44.2% Stanislaus County: 44.1% Kings County: 43.9% Madera County: 43.6% Lassen County: 43.4% Amador County: 43.2% Sutter County: 43.2% Inyo County: 42.8% Sonoma County: 42.1% Nevada County: 42.0% Glenn County: 41.9% Merced County: 41.6% Mono County: 40.7% Mendocino County: 40.5% Butte County: 40.5% San Bernardino County: 40.1% Mariposa County: 39.5% Yuba County: 38.8% Tuolumne County: 38.2% Colusa County: 37.7% Riverside County: 35.8% Modoc County: 34.8% Lake County: 32.1% Solano County: 31.9% Trinity County: 30.4% Del Norte County: 30.1% Calaveras County: 27.0% San Benito County: 23.5% Sierra County: 22.2% Imperial County: 17.5% Alpine County: 0.0%  
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San Mateo

Contra Costa

Orange

Marin

Plumas

Santa Cruz

Santa Barbara

Siskiyou

Alameda

San Diego

Sacramento

San Francisco

San Luis Obispo

Fresno

Ventura

Humboldt

Tulare

State Average

Napa

Los Angeles

Kern

Santa Clara

Monterey

Yolo

Placer

El Dorado

Tehama

San Joaquin

Shasta

Stanislaus

Kings

Madera

Lassen

Amador

Sutter

Inyo

Sonoma

Nevada

Glenn

Merced

Mono

Mendocino

Butte

San Bernardino

Mariposa

Yuba

Tuolumne

Colusa

Riverside

Modoc

Lake

Solano

Trinity

Del Norte

Calaveras

San Benito

Sierra

Imperial

Alpine

 
 
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* Alpine County has no high schools.

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San
Francisco
Bay

Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
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Sen 13
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Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
Sen 11
Sen 13
Sen 15
Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
Sen 11
Sen 13
Sen 15
Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
Sen 11
Sen 13
Sen 15
Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
Sen 11
Sen 13
Sen 15
Santa Clara
Asm 20
Asm 21
Asm 22
Asm 23
Asm 24
Asm 27
Asm 28
US Con 11
US Con 14
US Con 15
US Con 16
Sen 10
Sen 11
Sen 13
Sen 15
San
Francisco
Bay

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
 

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