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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for percentage of private schools with 12th-graders, number of graduates, graduation rate, and percentage of graduates who attended 4-year colleges, by selected characteristics: United States, 2000-01
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics Percent of
schools with
12th-graders
in 2000-01
Number of
2000-01
graduates
2000-01
graduation
rate
Percent of 2000-01
graduates
who attended
4-year colleges
Total 0.41 1,270.3 0.03 0.74
 
NCES typology
Catholic 0.08 600.5 # 0.12
Parochial 0.11 # 0.02 0.51
Diocesan 0.13 # # #
Private 1.55 46.8 # 0.29
 
Other religious 0.75 757.3 0.05 1.07
Conservative Christian 0.92 591.3 0.03 1.02
Affiliated 1.63 294.8 0.15 2.91
Unaffiliated 1.45 397.1 0.06 1.60
 
Nonsectarian 0.93 912.9 0.11 1.23
Regular 1.47 845.0 0.05 2.26
Special emphasis 1.60 152.8 0.22 2.46
Special education 0.99 171.4 1.03 1.37
 
School level
Elementary
Secondary 0.63 771.9 0.02 0.79
Combined 1.15 984.5 0.06 0.98
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 0.34 1,058.9 0.02 0.68
Montessori 0.50
Special program emphasis 3.74 617.9 0.19 6.45
Special education 0.94 171.4 0.92 1.27
Vocational/technical
Alternative 3.56 306.0 0.49 2.29
Early childhood 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.00
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 0.96 269.9 0.41 1.36
50-149 0.92 435.4 0.30 1.95
150-299 0.23 64.5 0.06 0.61
300-499 0.29 615.0 0.01 0.17
500-749 0.29 214.2 # 0.44
750 or more 0.58 997.4 0.01 0.16
 
Region
Northeast 0.23 88.5 0.01 0.51
Midwest 0.77 301.8 0.02 2.11
South 0.99 1,088.8 0.08 1.29
West 0.89 573.7 0.09 1.19
 
Community type
Central city 0.40 1,250.3 0.04 0.85
Urban fringe/large town 0.24 326.3 0.06 0.60
Rural/small town 1.30 479.7 0.05 2.10
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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