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College-Going Rate Trend Graph

College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Students of All Ethnicities From Imperial County 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.

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College-Going Rate for Students of All Ethnicities
From Imperial County
To Any California Public College or University
Year Men Women Total
1985 18.55% 16.50% 17.47%
1986 48.21% 56.69% 52.78%
1987 47.19% 48.10% 47.69%
1988 20.49% 25.41% 22.96%
1989 43.47% 48.37% 45.98%
1990 15.79% 15.34% 15.55%
1991 10.94% 11.58% 11.27%
1992 16.23% 14.21% 15.20%
1993 38.32% 48.05% 43.18%
1994 18.76% 14.30% 16.34%
1995 54.63% 62.88% 58.90%
1996 25.27% 32.19% 28.90%
1997 40.23% 53.78% 47.25%
1998 37.36% 44.50% 41.14%
1999 47.99% 53.42% 50.97%
2000 42.64% 50.79% 46.80%
2001 49.09% 57.84% 53.60%
2002 61.90% 72.59% 67.54%
2003 65.89% 85.93% 76.39%
2004 86.67% 97.77% 92.67%
2005 46.69% 55.98% 51.51%
2006 40.98% 43.92% 42.55%
2007 57.81% 66.91% 62.58%
2008 26.14% 32.32% 29.16%
2009 11.57% 17.20% 14.48%

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