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College-Going Rate Trends by Senate District

College-Going Rates of Public High School Students

Women 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.

Senate District 19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
1 - Ted Gaines53%53%50%50%49%50%52%49%49%50%50%50%48%50%49%48%46%55%56%44%
2 - Noreen Evans46%53%49%48%45%52%51%46%45%44%46%46%48%41%46%47%49%51%48%35%
3 - Mark Leno46%59%56%49%49%57%49%51%49%47%47%49%48%46%52%52%53%55%59%51%
4 - Doug LaMalfa32%44%43%42%43%41%45%43%44%46%42%47%49%34%37%34%29%41%46%37%
5 - Lois Wolk49%49%49%49%46%46%46%43%44%46%50%50%47%51%48%46%46%52%50%40%
6 - Darrell Steinberg50%48%48%50%51%52%54%52%48%48%50%48%41%43%45%49%54%56%60%50%
7 - Mark DeSaulnier59%61%61%53%53%54%53%51%51%23%31%41%42%38%40%34%34%43%32%30%
8 - Leland Y. Yee56%52%56%54%57%60%56%59%56%55%56%60%57%58%61%60%64%60%63%67%
9 - Loni Hancock52%52%56%55%56%52%54%54%53%53%57%62%62%64%64%61%62%60%47%41%
10 - Ellen M. Corbett56%56%55%53%54%53%53%51%49%49%50%53%57%54%57%56%57%56%49%49%
11 - Joe Simitian64%59%52%54%55%54%53%48%52%37%50%42%44%47%49%48%51%45%37%40%
12 - Anthony Cannella41%43%51%42%50%47%49%48%45%43%40%45%38%34%30%40%38%33%33%44%
13 - Elaine Alquist51%55%53%55%55%54%52%48%50%57%49%43%45%42%50%35%44%42%29%36%
14 - Tom Berryhill51%51%57%56%55%52%52%55%33%34%47%38%35%34%32%29%32%31%34%33%
15 - Sam Blakeslee50%55%58%51%51%58%54%53%56%52%53%51%53%51%53%49%52%48%42%43%
16 - Michael J. Rubio46%42%44%42%42%49%47%47%31%33%48%34%35%30%31%28%28%29%37%24%
17 - Sharon Runner51%46%38%41%43%46%52%43%46%41%42%43%49%42%38%39%43%44%34%24%
18 - Jean Fuller48%42%42%41%39%37%37%41%41%47%48%47%50%43%43%45%47%37%45%30%
19 - Tony Strickland44%51%32%51%51%55%57%49%55%37%52%56%58%57%57%58%60%62%59%51%
20 - Alex Padilla57%49%55%47%50%50%50%46%45%45%43%47%51%47%48%50%57%59%54%53%
21 - Carol Liu53%51%52%49%45%52%50%48%47%46%53%49%49%47%48%51%58%57%58%54%
22 - Kevin de León53%54%51%48%49%50%51%49%46%42%45%50%49%45%42%45%54%54%48%43%
23 - Fran Pavley58%55%48%53%57%56%49%50%50%45%54%56%59%56%55%56%59%64%61%64%
24 - Ed Hernandez40%40%43%40%38%44%46%44%42%43%47%48%51%49%46%46%52%50%51%43%
25 - Roderick D. Wright47%51%48%46%44%48%51%51%41%42%38%40%42%41%42%46%53%46%57%40%
26 - Curren D. Price52%52%45%46%47%43%52%53%54%51%55%51%55%51%51%57%62%64%63%56%
27 - Alan S. Lowenthal44%52%45%50%45%56%50%45%39%38%34%35%45%34%40%42%46%52%50%44%
28 - Ted W. Lieu46%60%56%55%56%56%57%59%59%54%48%49%53%48%49%52%55%50%64%45%
29 - Bob Huff52%52%49%50%47%54%56%56%50%52%53%60%64%57%61%59%62%58%56%51%
30 - Ron S. Calderon44%39%44%44%42%42%48%47%41%43%44%46%50%45%45%50%52%55%55%46%
31 - Robert Dutton42%42%33%33%37%35%35%33%30%40%38%42%46%42%44%39%45%44%42%39%
32 - Gloria Negrete McLeod37%37%27%31%33%31%31%29%32%31%36%40%37%38%41%37%39%38%33%30%
33 - Mimi Walters55%58%52%55%51%54%42%64%56%61%51%56%56%52%55%58%59%59%59%49%
34 - Lou Correa51%54%46%53%46%58%65%65%61%61%58%56%51%44%47%44%53%58%52%35%
35 - Tom Harman60%60%57%54%54%56%53%55%55%53%50%56%62%59%60%62%64%68%60%55%
36 - Joel Anderson54%53%54%51%48%59%57%53%51%45%41%43%47%43%45%42%48%53%46%42%
37 - Bill Emmerson40%42%29%23%24%31%34%33%23%36%31%34%36%34%38%33%38%41%45%36%
38 - Mark Wyland49%48%47%50%49%48%47%46%47%33%32%33%33%33%37%40%48%54%52%50%
39 - Christine Kehoe44%39%59%43%44%51%48%50%50%50%46%50%51%44%53%46%50%58%53%47%
40 - Juan Vargas40%36%47%49%37%44%44%47%47%46%45%48%54%38%58%31%37%55%61%29%

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