Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Root mean squared errors for number of private schools, students, FTE teachers, and high school graduates, by state: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
State Schools Students FTE teachers High school
graduates 2000-01
United States 1,359.3 82,647.2 9,732.9 4,385.4
 
Alabama 23.4 1,283.1 192.1 111.5
Alaska 7.9 266.5 29.8 4.9
Arizona 24.6 1,457.5 133.6 28.6
Arkansas 11.4 439.1 74.9 25.8
California 107.1 8,815.2 753.4 389.3
 
Colorado 27.0 1,571.8 136.7 43.2
Connecticut 18.5 1,694.2 253.4 124.7
Delaware 5.8 260.8 37.9 19.7
District of Columbia 9.2 1,931.5 277.5 142.0
Florida 94.0 3,799.5 679.7 227.2
 
Georgia 34.3 1,622.4 260.1 120.0
Hawaii 6.5 603.9 47.9 20.9
Idaho 7.8 362.4 28.0 9.2
Illinois 17.2 1,700.7 133.1 73.6
Indiana 24.0 1,865.9 140.0 63.5
 
Iowa 5.0 469.0 49.0 42.9
Kansas 6.9 1,081.4 104.1 41.4
Kentucky 18.6 752.0 129.7 94.3
Louisiana 13.6 2,521.7 207.2 243.0
Maine 9.9 554.8 80.3 44.7
 
Maryland 38.1 1,858.8 321.4 97.8
Massachusetts 24.3 2,323.1 312.0 130.3
Michigan 23.2 1,963.5 162.8 70.0
Minnesota 13.5 1,141.5 98.9 36.0
Mississippi 10.8 820.4 109.2 86.8
 
Missouri 15.3 1,404.0 133.2 73.0
Montana 7.6 273.2 25.9 12.0
Nebraska 6.4 513.2 41.7 38.7
Nevada 9.9 496.7 36.9 13.1
New Hampshire 16.8 950.5 128.6 63.1
 
New Jersey 39.5 2,832.4 392.6 222.2
New Mexico 19.2 852.1 77.2 23.6
New York 86.6 5,494.7 786.5 239.0
North Carolina 46.6 1,694.2 300.4 107.6
North Dakota 1.2 87.5 10.6 5.8
 
Ohio 18.3 2,187.7 166.2 152.2
Oklahoma 11.3 651.2 83.8 24.9
Oregon 27.5 1,288.7 106.2 42.1
Pennsylvania 216.3 9,061.7 908.5 449.9
Rhode Island 5.5 475.7 75.3 29.9
 
South Carolina 20.6 1,063.1 162.3 79.5
South Dakota 2.3 178.9 19.4 11.7
Tennessee 32.0 1,116.1 197.9 82.3
Texas 47.5 2,349.1 437.2 140.9
Utah 8.8 466.0 39.5 16.6
 
Vermont 14.3 541.5 93.6 31.1
Virginia 33.8 1,813.4 297.3 98.7
Washington 44.8 2,102.9 171.7 36.5
West Virginia 12.1 305.1 59.7 40.3
Wisconsin 28.8 3,173.3 215.3 57.0
Wyoming 3.6 113.4 12.5 2.5
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.