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Legislative District College-Going Rate Trend Graph

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College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Students of All Ethnicities From Senate District 13 - Elaine Alquist - to Any California Public College or University

This chart provides college-going rates in California from 1985 to 2009 . College-going rates were calculated by dividing the number of entering students from high schools matching a specific criteria by the total number of graduates from high schools matching the same criteria. 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.

Ethnicity data is collected separately by K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Consequently, college-going rates may be affected by variations in reporting of ethnicity.

Important note: The data for first-time students have changed. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for more details.

Data collection for Fall 2009 is in progress. As a result, more recent data than what is displayed may be available for some systems. Visit the Custom Data Reports for the most up-to-date data. Select the year needed from the drop-down list at the top of the options. Visit the Dates Available for availability for each type of data. The Sources and Timing of Data page has an approximate schedule for each type of data the Commission collects.

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College-Going Rate for Students of All Ethnicities
From Senate District 13 - Elaine Alquist -
To Any California Public College or University
Year Men Women Total
1985 34.67% 37.55% 36.08%
1986 48.13% 48.00% 48.06%
1987 47.93% 49.77% 48.86%
1988 46.50% 48.04% 47.31%
1989 43.63% 45.47% 44.58%
1990 48.60% 51.14% 49.88%
1991 55.48% 54.92% 55.20%
1992 53.82% 53.50% 53.66%
1993 54.16% 54.61% 54.39%
1994 55.55% 54.75% 55.14%
1995 56.54% 54.06% 55.25%
1996 52.38% 51.76% 52.05%
1997 46.98% 47.54% 47.27%
1998 49.19% 49.56% 49.38%
1999 55.89% 56.80% 56.37%
2000 49.96% 49.43% 49.69%
2001 43.80% 42.97% 43.36%
2002 45.72% 45.22% 45.46%
2003 38.80% 42.03% 40.45%
2004 46.10% 49.93% 48.11%
2005 37.30% 34.83% 36.01%
2006 41.31% 44.32% 42.85%
2007 41.97% 42.05% 42.01%
2008 26.54% 29.39% 28.00%
2009 35.71% 36.00% 35.86%

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