ERIC Number: ED446688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
First-Time Freshmen in California Colleges and Universities, Fall 1998. Factsheet.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This fact sheet contains information about first-time freshmen in California colleges and universities. While a larger number of recent California high school graduates enrolled in the state's public postsecondary institutions in fall 1997 than in the previous fall, this growth did not keep pace with the rising number of graduates. The number of high school graduates increased by 3.6%, and the number of first-time freshmen from California high schools increased by 2.0%. As a result, the public college-going rate of California students decreased from 54.2% to 53.3% in fall 1997. The number of first-time freshmen at the California State University increased by 40% over the last 5 years, with the increase in 1997 numbering 700 California students. Nevertheless, the participation rate for 1997 declined from 9.8% to 9.7%. A similar pattern was seen at the University of California. Changes patterns of college participation from different racial-ethnic groups contributed differentially to the statewide changes. Participation rates for Asian American and Filipino high school graduates increased, but participation rates for Black, Latino, and Native American public high school graduates fell below 50%. In fact, the fastest growing group of California high school graduates, Latino students, not only had the lowest postsecondary participation rates but these rates have been declining. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Enrollment, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Public Colleges
For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California