Table 27
Participation Rates:  CSU First-Time Freshmen from California Public High Schools as a Percentage
of All California Public High School Graduates, by Ethnic Group: Fall 1997 – Fall 2009
African American Asian Pacific
American Indian American Filipino Latino Islander White Total**
1997
HS Grads 20,742 2,364 28,832 9,034 82,015 1,588 124,496 269,071
UC/CSU eligible 6,014 535 17,297 4,012 18,739 469 49,692 96,758
Percent eligible 29.0 22.6 60.0 44.4 22.8 29.5 39.9 36.0
CSU FTF 2,083 238 4,050 1,514 6,364 131 8,690 25,640
Percent CSU FTF 10.0 10.1 14.0 16.8 7.8 8.2 7.0 9.5
1998
HS Grads 21,165 2,513 31,298 9,563 87,742 1,850 128,405 282,897
UC/CSU eligible 5,884 566 18,596 4,208 20,884 521 52,695 103,421
Percent eligible 27.8 22.5 59.4 44.0 23.8 28.2 41.0 36.6
CSU FTF 1,839 209 4,214 1,596 6,454 143 9,491 26,781
Percent CSU FTF 8.7 8.3 13.5 16.7 7.4 7.7 7.4 9.5
1999
HS Grads 22,065 2,665 32,620 9,548 95,438 1,863 134,229 299,221
UC/CSU eligible 5,799 593 19,327 4,333 21,103 497 54,563 106,441
Percent eligible 26.3 22.3 59.2 45.4 22.1 26.7 40.6 35.6
CSU FTF 1,960 225 4,721 1,616 6,778 149 10,265 29,454
Percent CSU FTF 8.9 8.4 14.5 16.9 7.1 8.0 7.6 9.8
2000
HS Grads 22,536 2,655 34,114 9,602 100,637 1,783 137,578 309,866
UC/CSU eligible 5,570 621 19,739 4,361 21,684 459 55,341 107,926
Percent eligible 24.7 23.4 57.9 45.4 21.5 25.7 40.2 34.8
CSU FTF 2,033 216 4,924 1,610 7,208 166 11,435 30,936
Percent CSU FTF 9.0 8.1 14.4 16.8 7.2 9.3 8.3 10.0
2001
HS Grads 22,474 2,734 34,677 10,229 103,795 2,052 139,228 316,124
UC/CSU eligible 5,874 632 20,235 4,654 23,772 537 56,553 112,469
Percent eligible 26.1 23.1 58.4 45.5 22.9 26.2 40.6 35.6
CSU FTF 2,310 203 5,097 1,742 7,903 184 12,207 33,177
Percent CSU FTF 10.3 7.4 14.7 17.0 7.6 9.0 8.8 10.5
2002
HS Grads 23,453 3,036 35,624 10,311 109,044 2,271 140,446 325,928
UC/CSU eligible 5,933 692 20,476 4,500 23,771 601 56,553 112,934
Percent eligible 25.3 22.8 57.5 43.6 21.8 26.5 40.3 34.6
CSU FTF 2,262 263 4,978 1,754 8,173 200 12,406 33,809
Percent CSU FTF 9.6 8.7 14.0 17.0 7.5 8.8 8.8 10.4
2003
HS Grads 24,855 3,120 35,407 10,978 116,724 2,343 144,664 341,097
UC/CSU eligible 6,046 717 19,841 4,796 25,049 595 56,430 114,199
Percent eligible 24.3 23.0 56.0 43.7 21.5 25.4 39.0 33.5
CSU FTF 2,302 231 4,625 1,782 8,379 216 12,710 33,809
Percent CSU FTF 9.3 7.4 13.1 16.2 7.2 9.2 8.8 9.9
2004
HS Grads 25,268 3,040 35,233 11,247 121,418 2,291 141,576 343,484
UC/CSU eligible 6,344 677 19,788 5,040 26,327 623 55,963 115,680
Percent eligible 25.1 22.3 56.2 44.8 21.7 27.2 39.5 33.7
CSU FTF 2,351 212 4,833 1,800 9,214 256 12,955 34,621
Percent CSU FTF 9.3 7.0 13.7 16.0 7.6 11.2 9.2 10.1
2005
HS Grads 26,802 2,950 36,391 11,486 129,675 2,348 140,814 355,231
UC/CSU eligible 6,751 680 21,356 5,357 31,157 650 57,556 124,984
Percent eligible 25.2 23.1 58.7 46.6 24.0 27.7 40.9 35.2
CSU FTF 2,855 232 5,489 2,186 10,899 264 13,732 38,868
Percent CSU FTF 10.7 7.9 15.1 19.0 8.4 11.2 9.8 10.9
2006
HS Grads 25,346 2,833 38,377 11,638 124,549 2,310 138,591 349,074
UC/CSU eligible 6,466 667 23,012 5,273 31,787 666 55,671 125,308
Percent eligible 25.5 23.5 60.0 45.3 25.5 28.8 40.2 35.9
CSU FTF 3,249 278 5,742 2,345 12,444 366 14,778 42,515
Percent CSU FTF 12.8 9.8 14.9 20.1 10.0 15.8 10.6 12.2
2007
HS Grads 25,737 2,866 38,105 11,762 128,462 2,385 138,595 356,641
UC/CSU eligible 6,818 675 22,804 5,376 32,368 670 54,715 126,516
Percent eligible 26.5 23.6 59.8 45.7 25.2 28.1 39.5 35.5
CSU FTF 3,473 324 6,054 2,482 13,566 354 15,339 45,346
Percent CSU FTF 13.5 11.3 15.9 21.1 10.6 14.8 11.1 12.7
2008
HS Grads 26,026 3,074 39,409 12,472 143,476 2,504 141,344 376,393
UC/CSU eligible 6,060 789 23,315 5,592 32,214 686 56,318 127,594
Percent eligible 23.3 25.7 59.2 44.8 22.5 27.4 39.8 33.9
CSU FTF 3,275 322 5,836 2,482 14,824 381 15,248 45,887
Percent CSU FTF 12.6 10.5 14.8 19.9 10.3 15.2 10.8 12.2
2009
HS Grads 25,996 2,885 40,142 12,618 156,842 2,569 136,096 382,950
UC/CSU eligible 6,958 686 23,785 5,777 40,041 758 55,130 135,370
Percent eligible 26.8 23.8 59.3 45.8 25.5 29.5 40.5 35.3
CSU FTF 2,566 118 5,531 2,058 16,196 169 13,680 44,898
Percent CSU FTF 9.9 4.1 13.8 16.3 10.3 6.6 10.1 11.7
*Percent CSU FTF:  The CSU first-time freshmen as a percentage of HS Grads.
**In all years, totals include CSU first-time freshmen of unknown ethnicity; beginning in 1998, HS Grads total also includes students of unknown ethnicity.
***In 2009, totals include CSU first-time freshmen of unknown ethnicity and Two or More Races, HS Grads total also includes students of unknown ethnicity and Two or More races.
Note:  CSU nonresident aliens are included among identified ethnic categories in both CSU and high school information.
   
Sources: High School Graduates from the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), California Department of Education
CSU First-Time Freshmen from the Enrollment Reporting System - Students (ERSS), Division of Analytic Studies

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