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Silicon Valley graduation rates increased by 1%, and the percentage meeting UC/CSU requirements increased by 3%.
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High School Graduation and Dropout Rate
Rate of Graduation, Share of Graduates Who Meet UC/CSU Requirements and Dropout Rate
Silicon Valley and California, 2009-2012
Note:

Graduation and dropout rates are four-year derived rates.

Data source:
California Department of Education
Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Graduation rates vary by ethnicity, with Asian students 11 percentage points above the regional average.
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High School Graduation Rates
by Ethnicity
Silicon Valley, 2010/11 & 2011/12

*Multi/None includes both students of two or more races, and those who did not report their race.

Note:

Graduation rates are four-year derived rates.

Data source:
California Department of Education
Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

There is a huge disparity between the share of graduates in the highest (Asian) and lowest (African American and Hispanic) groups who meet UC/CSU requirements.
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Share of Graduates Who Meet UC/CSU Requirements
by Ethnicity
Silicon Valley, 2010/11 & 2011/12

*Multi/None includes both students of two or more races, and those who did not report their race.

Data source:
California Department of Education
Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Eighth grade proficiency in algebra remained steady in Silicon Valley.
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Algebra I Scores
Percentage of Eighth Graders Who Scored at Proficient or Above on CST Algebra I Test
Silicon Valley Public Schools
Data source:
California Department of Education
Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

The proportion of students attending Silicon Valley colleges who receive financial aid ticked up but lags state and national funding levels
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College Student Debt
Percentage of Full-Time Freshmen who Received Student Loans and Financial Aid
4-year Colleges and Universities in Silicon Valley, California and the United States
Data source:
The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight; National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Data Center
Analysis:
Collaborative Economics
As tuition costs rise, average borrowing edges up
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Average Student Loans and Undergraduate Tuition
Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Note:

Average student loan data show the amount borrowed among full-time, first-time undergraduate freshmen who took out loans. Average tuition data include all enrolled undergraduates.

Data source:
The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight; National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Data Center
Analysis:
Collaborative Economics
Disconnected youth rates drop in region while increasing across the state
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Disconnected Youth
Percent of Youth Aged 16-19 who are Not In School or Working
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, California

* 2008 data only available for Santa Clara County

Data source:
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey
Analysis:
Collaborative Economics