College Readiness Rates

Statewide Takeaways

Statewide, less than half (45%) of high school boys graduate high school meeting the entry requirements for the UC/CSU systems. Racism and economic disadvantages, along with a lack of supportive school cultures, have led to Black, Latinx and Native young men being far less likely to attend college than their White peers.

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College readiness rates are the percentage of high school graduates meeting the course requirements (with a grade C or better) for entry into the UC or CSU system. These data are based on the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), which is calculated as the total number of high school graduates divided by the total number of students in that graduating cohort. Schools include both charter and non-charter programs. Data was obtained from the California Department of Education’s DataQuest database. Years shown reflect the last year of the school period. 

Race and ethnicity data are shown as reported by the California Department of Education. These data report Asian and Pacific Islander categories differently from other indicators in the dashboard. “Asian”, “Filipino” and “Pacific Islander” categories were left separate to allow for more comprehensive analysis and comparison of rates. 

Only cases with at least 10 students are shown. College readiness data is only shown after 2017 due to changes in the CDE’s cohort methodology. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Latinos include people of any race.

Race and ethnicity data are shown as reported by the California Department of Education. These data report Asian and Pacific Islander categories differently from other indicators in the dashboard. “Asian”, “Filipino” and “Pacific Islander” categories were left separate to allow for more comprehensive analysis and comparison of rates. 

Only cases with at least 30 students are shown. Graduation rate data is only shown after 2017 due to changes in the CDE’s cohort methodology. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Latinos include people of any race.

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