Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Post-Secondary Enrollment

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The future of California depends heavily on increasing numbers of Californians with certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.  In Sacramento County, a high percentage of students gain admittance to college, particularly community college, however Sacramento County residents have a lower rate of completion of post-secondary enrollment than is experienced statewide.

 

High School Graduates Meeting UC/CSU Entry Requirements

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Why is this important?

  • Keeping pace with rapidly changing and developing professional fields requires lifelong learning.
  • Job candidates without at least some education beyond high school often find themselves at a disadvantage.

How are we doing?

  • The percentage of students meeting the UC/CSU requirements at graduation increased slightly over the last decade from 34% in 2002-03 to 38% in 2011-12.

 


High School Graduates Meeting UC/CSU Entry Requirements by Race/Ethnicity

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Why is this important?

  • Graduating from high school and meeting UC/CSU entry requirements increases options for students who seek to obtain a post-secondary degree or certificate.
  • Educational advancement is a factor that could contribute to decreasing the disparities that exist between races/ethnicity in a variety of areas, including income and health.

How are we doing?

  • Since the 2002-03 school year, the proportion of Asian high school graduates meeting UC/CSU requirements has increased from 48% to 62%, and for Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students from 26% to 36%
  • The rate has remained fairly stable for all other racial/ethnic groups.
  • About one-quarter (25%) of Hispanic, African American, and Native American graduates meet the UC/CSU entry requirements; this compares to 4 out of 10 (39%) white students. 



Post Secondary Enrollment of First Time Freshmen

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Why is this important?

  • Keeping pace with rapidly changing and developing professional fields requires lifelong learning.
  • Job candidates without at least some education beyond high school often find themselves at a disadvantage.

How are we doing?

  • The number and percentage of Sacramento County students enrolling in post-secondary education decreased from a high of 74% (10,595) in 2008 to 58% (8,468) in 2010.
  • Data from the California Post-Secondary Education Commission shows that in 2010, the most recent year of data completed at the time of this report, that 28% of Sacramento County high school graduates attended a UC or CSU, and that 72% enrolled in a California Community College. 

 

Data Source for Students Meeting UC/CSU Entry Requirements: California Department of Education

Data Source for First-Time Freshmen Enrolling in Higher Education: California Postsecondary Education Commission

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:22  
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