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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A30.-Percentage of private school principals by private school type, by sex, race-ethnicity, 
           highest degree earned,average age, salary, and years as a principal:  1993-94
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                                                                                     Private school typology
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                                                Catholic                                   Other religious                             Nonsectarian
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                                                                                       Conser-                                                Special    Special
                                            Paro-      Dio-      Private               vative     Affili-   Unaffil-                Regu-      empha-     educa-
Principal characteristics         All       chial      cesan      order       All     Christian    ated       iated       All        lar        sis       tion
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Total number                     8,323      5,132      2,404       787      11,362      4,598      3,395      3,369      5,331      2,386      1,736      1,209
Sex
 Male                            23.9       18.9       29.5       39.4       69.7       73.7       65.6       68.4       31.9       39.6       20.6       32.8
 Female                          76.1       81.1       70.4       60.6       30.3       26.3       34.4       31.6       68.1       60.4       79.4       67.2
Race-ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaska Native    0.7         -          -          -         0.3         -          -          -          -          -          -          -
 Asian/Pacific Islander           0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.4        0.0        0.8        0.7        2.2        0.4        5.3        1.1
 Black non-Hispanic               3.0        3.8        1.7         -         5.6        5.6        4.8        6.4        3.3        5.3        1.9        1.1
 White non-Hispanic              93.2       92.2       95.8       91.4       92.9       93.2       92.9       92.6       90.4       91.2       88.6       91.2
 Hispanic                         3.2        3.3        1.8        6.5        0.7         -         0.9         -         3.5        1.4        4.1        6.4
Total minority                    6.8        7.8        4.2        8.6        7.1        6.8        7.1        7.4        9.6        8.8       11.4        8.8
Highest degree earned
 Less than bachelor's              -          -         0.0        0.0       15.3       12.3        5.3       29.3        6.7        8.8        8.3        0.1
 Bachelor's                      11.8       14.3        8.5        5.8       35.3       36.8       35.0       33.4       27.9       30.0       35.7       12.7
 Master's                        73.4       72.5       77.5       67.0       38.8       42.4       44.7       28.0       44.6       46.1       30.4       62.0
 Ed. spec./prof. dipl.           11.1       10.7       11.0       14.0        4.9        4.1        5.9        5.1       10.6        5.6       16.3       12.3
 Doctorate                        3.4        2.1        3.1       13.2        5.7        4.4        9.0        4.1       10.2        9.5        9.2       12.8
Average age                      49.5       49.7       48.9       49.5       45.2       45.2       45.5       45.0       47.5       49.1       47.8       44.0
Average salary                 $29,184    $27,228    $30,296    $39,206    $28,553    $24,989    $34,428    $26,710    $43,504    $47,040    $36,203    $47,068
Average years as principal        9.2        9.4        9.0        8.1        8.3        7.5        8.6        9.1        9.0       10.3        8.8        6.9
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- Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE: Details may not add to 100 percent due to rounding or cell suppression.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and
Staffing Survey:  1993-94 (Private School Principal and School Questionnaires)


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