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 2011
African American Asian Pacific Two or More
American Indian American Filipino Latino Islander White Races Total**
1997
HS Grads 20,742 2,364 28,832 9,034 82,015 1,588 124,496 0 269,071
UC/CSU eligible 6,014 535 17,297 4,012 18,739 469 49,692 0 96,758
Percent eligible 29.0 22.6 60.0 44.4 22.8 29.5 39.9 0 36.0
CSU FTF 2,083 238 4,050 1,514 6,364 131 8,690 0 25,640
Percent CSU FTF 10.0 10.1 14.0 16.8 7.8 8.2 7.0 0 9.5
1998
HS Grads 21,165 2,513 31,298 9,563 87,742 1,850 128,405 0 282,897
UC/CSU eligible 5,884 566 18,596 4,208 20,884 521 52,695 0 103,421
Percent eligible 27.8 22.5 59.4 44.0 23.8 28.2 41.0 0 36.6
CSU FTF 1,839 209 4,214 1,596 6,454 143 9,491 0 26,781
Percent CSU FTF 8.7 8.3 13.5 16.7 7.4 7.7 7.4 0 9.5
1999
HS Grads 22,065 2,665 32,620 9,548 95,438 1,863 134,229 0 299,221
UC/CSU eligible 5,799 593 19,327 4,333 21,103 497 54,563 0 106,441
Percent eligible 26.3 22.3 59.2 45.4 22.1 26.7 40.6 0 35.6
CSU FTF 1,960 225 4,721 1,616 6,778 149 10,265 0 29,454
Percent CSU FTF 8.9 8.4 14.5 16.9 7.1 8.0 7.6 0 9.8
2000
HS Grads 22,536 2,655 34,114 9,602 100,637 1,783 137,578 0 309,866
UC/CSU eligible 5,570 621 19,739 4,361 21,684 459 55,341 0 107,926
Percent eligible 24.7 23.4 57.9 45.4 21.5 25.7 40.2 0 34.8
CSU FTF 2,033 216 4,924 1,610 7,208 166 11,435 0 30,936
Percent CSU FTF 9.0 8.1 14.4 16.8 7.2 9.3 8.3 0 10.0
2001
HS Grads 22,474 2,734 34,677 10,229 103,795 2,052 139,228 0 316,124
UC/CSU eligible 5,874 632 20,235 4,654 23,772 537 56,553 0 112,469
Percent eligible 26.1 23.1 58.4 45.5 22.9 26.2 40.6 0 35.6
CSU FTF 2,310 203 5,097 1,742 7,903 184 12,207 0 33,177
Percent CSU FTF 10.3 7.4 14.7 17.0 7.6 9.0 8.8 0 10.5
2002
HS Grads 23,453 3,036 35,624 10,311 109,044 2,271 140,446 0 325,928
UC/CSU eligible 5,933 692 20,476 4,500 23,771 601 56,553 0 112,934
Percent eligible 25.3 22.8 57.5 43.6 21.8 26.5 40.3 0 34.6
CSU FTF 2,262 263 4,978 1,754 8,173 200 12,406 0 33,809
Percent CSU FTF 9.6 8.7 14.0 17.0 7.5 8.8 8.8 0 10.4
2003
HS Grads 24,855 3,120 35,407 10,978 116,724 2,343 144,664 0 341,097
UC/CSU eligible 6,046 717 19,841 4,796 25,049 595 56,430 0 114,199
Percent eligible 24.3 23.0 56.0 43.7 21.5 25.4 39.0 0 33.5
CSU FTF 2,302 231 4,625 1,782 8,379 216 12,710 0 33,809
Percent CSU FTF 9.3 7.4 13.1 16.2 7.2 9.2 8.8 0 9.9
2004
HS Grads 25,268 3,040 35,233 11,247 121,418 2,291 141,576 0 343,484
UC/CSU eligible 6,344 677 19,788 5,040 26,327 623 55,963 0 115,680
Percent eligible 25.1 22.3 56.2 44.8 21.7 27.2 39.5 0 33.7
CSU FTF 2,351 212 4,833 1,800 9,214 256 12,955 0 34,621
Percent CSU FTF 9.3 7.0 13.7 16.0 7.6 11.2 9.2 0 10.1
2005
HS Grads 26,802 2,950 36,391 11,486 129,675 2,348 140,814 0 355,231
UC/CSU eligible 6,751 680 21,356 5,357 31,157 650 57,556 0 124,984
Percent eligible 25.2 23.1 58.7 46.6 24.0 27.7 40.9 0 35.2
CSU FTF 2,855 232 5,489 2,186 10,899 264 13,732 0 38,868
Percent CSU FTF 10.7 7.9 15.1 19.0 8.4 11.2 9.8 0 10.9
2006
HS Grads 25,346 2,833 38,377 11,638 124,549 2,310 138,591 0 349,074
UC/CSU eligible 6,466 667 23,012 5,273 31,787 666 55,671 0 125,308
Percent eligible 25.5 23.5 60.0 45.3 25.5 28.8 40.2 0 35.9
CSU FTF 3,249 278 5,742 2,345 12,444 366 14,778 0 42,515
Percent CSU FTF 12.8 9.8 14.9 20.1 10.0 15.8 10.6 0 12.2
2007
HS Grads 25,737 2,866 38,105 11,762 128,462 2,385 138,595 0 356,641
UC/CSU eligible 6,818 675 22,804 5,376 32,368 670 54,715 0 126,516
Percent eligible 26.5 23.6 59.8 45.7 25.2 28.1 39.5 0 35.5
CSU FTF 3,473 324 6,054 2,482 13,566 354 15,339 0 45,346
Percent CSU FTF 13.5 11.3 15.9 21.1 10.6 14.8 11.1 0 12.7
2008
HS Grads 26,026 3,074 39,409 12,472 143,476 2,504 141,344 0 376,393
UC/CSU eligible 6,060 789 23,315 5,592 32,214 686 56,318 0 127,594
Percent eligible 23.3 25.7 59.2 44.8 22.5 27.4 39.8 0 33.9
CSU FTF 3,275 322 5,836 2,482 14,824 381 15,248 0 45,887
Percent CSU FTF 12.6 10.5 14.8 19.9 10.3 15.2 10.8 0 12.2
2009
HS Grads 25,996 2,885 40,142 12,618 156,842 2,569 136,096 0 382,950
UC/CSU eligible 6,958 686 23,785 5,777 40,041 758 55,130 0 135,370
Percent eligible 26.8 23.8 59.3 45.8 25.5 29.5 40.5 0 35.3
CSU FTF 2,566 118 5,531 2,058 16,196 169 13,680 0 44,898
Percent CSU FTF 9.9 4.1 13.8 16.3 10.3 6.6 10.1 0 11.7
2010
HS Grads 27,564 3,169 41,287 12,276 174,166 2,661 132,931 4,711 405,087
UC/CSU eligible 7,791 809 25,355 5,881 47,517 829 55,262 1,993 147,071
Percent eligible 28.3 25.5 61.4 47.9 27.3 31.2 41.6 42.3 36.3
CSU FTF 2,364 126 5,734 1,895 16,623 173 12,108 2,143 42,738
Percent CSU FTF 8.6 4.0 13.9 15.4 9.5 6.5 9.1 45.5 10.6
2011
HS Grads 27,588 2,931 41,431 12,656 184,135 2,588 130,582 5,676 410,476
UC/CSU eligible 7,579 726 26,084 6,332 49,236 832 57,280 2,482 151,666
Percent eligible 27.5 24.8 63.0 50.0 26.7 32.1 43.9 43.7 36.9
CSU FTF 2,601 108 6,756 2,313 20,155 156 12,965 2,558 49,128
Percent CSU FTF 9.4 3.7 16.3 18.3 10.9 6.0 9.9 45.1 12.0
*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.
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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