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Table 59. Private elementary and secondary enrollment, number of schools, and average tuition, by school level, orientation, and tuition: 1999–2000 and 2003–04
School orientation and tuition Kindergarten through 12th-grade enrollment1  Schools Average tuition paid by students2  (in current dollars)
Total Elementary Secondary Combined Total Elementary Secondary Combined Total Elementary Secondary Combined
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1999–2000                                                
Total 5,262,850 (131,001) 2,920,680 (55,056) 818,920 (34,102) 1,523,240 (88,816) 27,220 (239) 16,560 (278) 2,580 (126) 8,080 (276) $4,689 (254.3) $3,267 (128.3) $6,053 (1,529.3) $6,779 (798.1)
Catholic 2,548,710 (23,352) 1,810,330 (18,134) 616,190 (25,935) 122,190 (15,613) 7,930 (41) 6,530 (68) 1,100 (56) 300 (28) 3,236 (439.8) 2,451 (109.4) 4,845 (253.7) 6,780 (1,159.7)
Other religious 1,871,850 (86,781) 831,060 (41,035) 115,010 (10,980) 925,780 (66,926) 12,520 (271) 6,610 (231) 720 (76) 5,190 (243) 4,063 (936.7) 3,503 (609.1) 6,536 (787.7) 4,260 (1,240.4)
Nonsectarian 842,290 (61,373) 279,290 (28,987) 87,720 (11,774) 475,270 (43,377) 5,130 (156) 2,780 (153) 590 (90) 1,770 (151) 10,992 (928.4) 7,884 (1,727.8) 14,638 (1,279.2) 12,363 (3,043.5)
                                                 
2003–04                                                
Total 5,059,450 (104,287) 2,675,960 (55,714) 832,320 (54,051) 1,551,170 (82,059) 28,380 (262) 17,330 (262) 2,660 (206) 8,400 (217) $6,600 (144.5) $5,049 (119.5) $8,412 (433.4) $8,302 (289.7)
Less than $2,499 825,410 (33,567) 614,780 (28,503) (†) 178,310 (14,033) 8,890 (318) 5,590 (235) (†) 2,910 (187) 1,755 (39.5) 1,856 (49.6) (†) 1,612 (84.4)
$2,500 to $3,499 1,056,200 (49,470) 779,200 (43,819) (†) 265,070 (25,565) 5,910 (281) 4,160 (218) (†) 1,700 (157) 3,313 (31.7) 3,358 (40.6) (†) 3,190 (42.3)
$3,500 to $5,999 1,561,900 (64,639) 856,260 (44,734) 319,590 (34,338) 386,050 (36,613) 6,890 (301) 4,660 (240) 710 (100) 1,520 (134) 4,992 (54.1) 5,098 (97.4) 4,901 (76.9) 4,831 (71.8)
$6,000 to $9,999 867,100 (70,159) 263,600 (30,526) 314,590 (37,104) 288,910 (43,797) 3,390 (208) 1,920 (165) 720 (105) 750 (94) 8,172 (140.5) 9,604 (270.0) 7,366 (120.3) 7,743 (213.1)
$10,000 or more 748,830 (65,828) 162,120 (18,476) 153,880 (27,201) 432,830 (52,538) 3,300 (196) 1,010 (143) 780 (90) 1,520 (138) 18,110 (407.5) 17,619 (823.9) 19,896 (1,089.0) 17,658 (558.0)
                                                 
Catholic 2,320,040 (49,156) 1,645,680 (41,231) 584,250 (32,236) 90,110 (14,746) 7,920 (35) 6,530 (50) 1,060 (39) 320 (39) 4,254 (95.9) 3,533 (105.9) 6,046 (130.6) 5,801 (883.0)
Less than $2,499 508,950 (28,976) 478,010 (26,341) (†) (†) 2,520 (116) 2,370 (113) (†) (†) 1,803 (49.0) 1,838 (51.8) (†) (†)
$2,500 to $3,499 635,890 (37,479) 599,610 (36,557) (†) (†) 2,290 (113) 2,190 (110) (†) (†) 3,168 (27.7) 3,184 (29.8) (†) (†)
$3,500 to $5,999 825,850 (44,943) 522,410 (36,627) 284,710 (26,258) (†) 2,420 (135) 1,810 (123) 530 (49) (†) 4,727 (53.4) 4,615 (68.4) 4,897 (80.4) (†)
$6,000 to $9,999 307,270 (34,641) (†) 255,650 (31,681) (†) 550 (63) (†) 410 (46) (†) 7,428 (120.7) (†) 7,338 (127.4) (†)
$10,000 or more (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                                 
Other religious 1,746,460 (63,090) 714,860 (28,935) 107,980 (33,776) 923,630 (48,379) 13,660 (203) 7,280 (200) 640 (175) 5,740 (182) 5,839 (143.9) 5,398 (161.4) 9,537 (962.6) 5,748 (230.3)
Less than $2,499 258,570 (16,268) 120,700 (10,263) (†) 137,010 (12,537) 5,390 (253) 2,830 (192) (†) 2,490 (183) 1,891 (66.3) 1,929 (122.6) (†) 1,864 (85.5)
$2,500 to $3,499 342,250 (25,879) 171,210 (16,475) (†) 169,300 (19,758) 3,180 (237) 1,820 (166) (†) 1,350 (139) 3,571 (82.6) 3,946 (133.6) (†) 3,194 (62.2)
$3,500 to $5,999 642,470 (45,686) 271,880 (24,925) 34,690 (18,788) 335,890 (35,041) 3,330 (210) 1,870 (139) 180 (82) 1,280 (130) 4,935 (57.4) 5,090 (98.1) 4,936 (224.4) 4,809 (82.3)
$6,000 to $9,999 319,250 (42,256) 101,120 (17,425) (†) 190,920 (34,055) 1,060 (116) 540 (73) (†) 410 (66) 7,872 (237.0) 8,771 (436.4) (†) 7,503 (273.3)
$10,000 or more 183,930 (21,087) (†) (†) 90,510 (17,086) 700 (76) (†) (†) 210 (40) 15,237 (586.0) (†) (†) 16,185 (1,179.3)
                                                 
Nonsectarian 992,940 (71,519) 315,430 (30,820) 140,080 (27,556) 537,440 (59,332) 6,810 (136) 3,510 (141) 960 (108) 2,340 (144) 13,419 (379.1) 12,169 (468.5) 17,413 (1,987.6) 13,112 (480.4)
Less than $2,499 57,890 (8,890) (†) (†) (†) 990 (127) (†) (†) (†) 719 (309.9) (†) (†) (†)
$2,500 to $3,499 (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
$3,500 to $5,999 93,590 (17,673) 61,960 (9,990) (†) (†) 1,140 (171) 970 (159) (†) (†) 7,718 (764.1) 9,209 (882.4) (†) (†)
$6,000 to $9,999 240,590 (30,450) 131,320 (22,258) (†) (†) 1,780 (175) 1,270 (148) (†) (†) 9,519 (293.3) 10,607 (379.7) (†) (†)
$10,000 or more 522,830 (55,040) 97,690 (16,359) 93,410 (22,905) 331,730 (47,865) 2,460 (172) 730 (129) 460 (77) 1,270 (128) 19,142 (571.0) 18,559 (855.5) 23,415 (1,493.6) 18,111 (618.0)
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Only includes kindergarten students who attend schools that offer first or higher grade.
2 Tuition weighted by the number of students enrolled in schools.
NOTE: Excludes schools not offering first or higher grade. Elementary schools have grade 6 or lower and no grade higher than 8. Secondary schools have no grade lower than 7. Combined schools have grades lower than 7 and higher than 8. Excludes prekindergarten students. Includes schools reporting tuition of 0. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and cell suppression. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Pri-vate School Questionnaire," 1999–2000 and 2003–04. (This table was prepared in August 2006.)
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