Fewer students in rural school districts took the courses required for admission to the University of California or California State University. (See definitions below)
Source: California Department of Education and EdSource analysis.
*The label urban/suburban or town/rural is based on an analysis by the U.S. Department of Education
*A-G completion rate: Percentage of high school students who successfully completed the A-G courses required to enroll in UC or CSU
*SAT rate: Percentage of eligible students who took the standardized Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for college admission
*ACT rate: Percentage of eligible students who took the standardized American College Testing (ACT) test for college admission
*AP rate: Percentage of high school seniors who completed an Advanced Placement course and took the year-end test