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College-Going Rate Trends by Congressional District

College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Students of All Ethnicities to Any California Public College or University

This chart provides college-going rates in California from 1990 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.

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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.

Congressional District 19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
1 - Mike Thompson41%48%44%46%44%46%46%43%41%42%41%45%43%36%40%43%45%45%45%36%
2 - Wally Herger26%42%41%39%38%39%41%39%40%42%39%45%48%32%36%32%30%40%45%44%
3 - Daniel E. Lungren51%50%50%52%51%52%54%51%51%53%52%52%45%46%48%50%51%57%59%49%
4 - Tom McClintock48%47%45%46%47%45%50%45%46%45%44%45%44%43%42%42%30%50%49%28%
5 - Doris O. Matsui50%47%47%53%54%53%59%54%48%50%51%53%41%46%46%50%58%59%63%53%
6 - Lynn C. Woolsey46%59%56%52%51%56%53%53%54%49%52%54%53%51%53%54%56%57%60%45%
7 - George Miller45%50%50%45%43%46%45%42%39%23%33%35%37%34%37%32%34%40%32%20%
8 - Nancy Pelosi51%47%56%55%57%60%54%60%52%55%54%54%49%57%63%64%71%72%78%79%
9 - Barbara Lee48%50%57%56%58%57%56%57%55%56%56%62%64%64%63%60%64%60%42%40%
10 - John Garamendi56%57%55%50%50%51%52%47%48%29%34%44%46%45%45%41%41%50%40%31%
11 - Jerry McNerney54%57%58%56%52%53%51%49%46%43%47%47%46%47%43%41%46%48%46%46%
12 - Jackie Speier47%56%58%59%59%63%58%59%57%54%56%58%58%54%55%58%61%57%58%65%
13 - Fortney Pete Stark59%57%57%55%54%53%53%54%53%54%53%56%62%56%63%62%64%63%55%49%
14 - Anna G. Eshoo71%54%52%50%50%54%50%47%50%38%49%45%45%46%51%51%52%50%43%45%
15 - Michael M. Honda57%60%60%60%61%61%61%52%58%60%56%46%45%46%51%49%54%53%37%44%
16 - Zoe Lofgren52%57%55%51%52%53%48%44%44%32%50%44%44%40%46%34%41%39%28%37%
17 - Sam Farr49%48%48%46%49%53%52%50%50%48%35%40%46%46%49%44%41%34%29%27%
18 - Dennis A. Cardoza39%41%46%39%46%45%49%47%44%41%47%45%34%33%26%38%39%38%39%51%
19 - Jeff Denham44%45%52%50%53%49%48%49%29%30%44%34%31%29%27%25%25%21%24%29%
20 - Jim Costa42%38%41%39%41%44%41%41%30%31%44%31%34%26%28%26%26%28%37%23%
21 - Devin Nunes46%48%48%48%47%52%52%55%34%37%46%39%40%36%35%33%36%21%46%20%
22 - Kevin McCarthy50%41%41%40%40%36%37%38%40%42%44%42%48%41%42%43%47%48%44%35%
23 - Lois Capps45%49%40%50%51%59%58%54%58%50%54%60%64%62%58%59%62%61%63%57%
24 - Elton Gallegly41%47%27%50%48%50%51%48%52%34%49%54%56%54%56%59%62%64%64%59%
25 - Buck McKeon48%42%39%37%37%43%46%37%39%38%38%41%46%36%39%42%42%46%31%20%
26 - David Dreier48%48%48%46%42%51%49%47%48%46%50%52%52%52%54%50%54%49%44%45%
27 - Brad Sherman61%60%56%50%51%54%51%47%45%45%47%47%52%49%50%53%57%61%56%53%
28 - Howard L. Berman49%49%49%44%46%46%47%43%43%45%43%44%46%41%39%47%55%56%55%53%
29 - Adam B. Schiff56%56%55%55%51%58%54%55%54%53%58%59%56%57%58%59%67%64%67%60%
30 - Henry A. Waxman62%61%57%55%59%58%56%56%53%52%56%58%62%57%58%58%61%66%62%67%
31 - Xavier Becerra53%50%52%52%45%42%39%50%49%44%46%53%52%44%47%45%51%55%50%45%
32 - Judy Chu40%40%41%39%38%44%45%43%40%42%47%49%52%49%47%49%51%45%46%40%
33 - Karen Bass59%57%49%48%49%50%54%54%55%52%56%53%53%49%52%58%60%68%65%59%
34 - Lucille Roybal-Allard43%42%39%39%33%38%39%35%33%31%32%35%37%35%36%38%42%45%43%34%
35 - Maxine Waters51%56%49%45%50%48%54%52%48%45%41%44%45%43%44%48%56%43%60%41%
36 -  Vacant District 3642%59%54%56%55%54%57%56%57%53%48%52%51%47%49%49%55%47%64%42%
37 - Laura Richardson43%53%42%46%45%57%52%43%40%41%35%32%41%30%34%39%45%51%61%52%
38 - Grace F. Napolitano40%40%42%39%39%42%45%41%40%39%41%45%47%44%44%48%52%54%56%43%
39 - Linda T. Sánchez43%45%45%45%44%47%46%46%36%40%36%41%46%37%39%43%46%50%50%44%
40 - Edward R. Royce56%55%48%57%48%49%54%62%44%55%46%60%61%50%55%53%58%71%60%47%
41 - Jerry Lewis44%42%22%38%39%23%27%26%31%36%32%39%41%39%31%29%34%26%26%21%
42 - Gary G. Miller47%48%46%49%45%50%49%53%46%50%49%54%57%53%57%56%61%61%59%50%
43 - Joe Baca36%34%26%31%33%27%28%26%29%30%33%39%36%36%38%34%34%34%27%27%
44 - Ken Calvert41%42%35%24%38%38%38%35%23%38%30%33%40%38%40%39%45%45%52%39%
45 - Mary Bono Mack42%39%35%29%19%22%31%31%26%35%32%32%37%30%32%27%35%35%44%35%
46 - Dana Rohrabacher58%58%55%54%56%59%55%50%52%51%48%48%61%57%59%59%61%63%57%51%
47 - Loretta Sanchez53%57%51%53%50%63%68%70%69%66%64%58%49%45%50%46%52%55%52%33%
48 - John Campbell56%60%57%55%54%53%37%60%59%58%51%53%51%53%54%59%59%59%57%54%
49 - Darrell E. Issa39%40%35%38%35%39%39%39%38%27%26%28%26%26%30%28%37%43%43%41%
50 - Brian P. Bilbray52%49%56%50%50%54%52%49%47%37%36%39%43%42%46%46%55%59%58%55%
51 - Bob Filner37%33%48%50%43%55%46%51%49%51%47%53%60%37%66%32%35%65%64%24%
52 - Duncan Hunter54%53%57%54%53%62%63%56%56%50%49%50%52%49%50%49%56%57%42%36%
53 - Susan Davis42%36%51%39%40%45%43%43%42%42%40%42%42%34%44%37%36%52%49%38%

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