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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private schools, students, and FTE teachers, by religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Religious or
nonsectarian category
Schools   Students   FTE teachers
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 29,273 100.0   5,341,513 100.0   425,406 100.0
 
Religious orientation 22,595  77.2    4,440,398 83.1   321,519 75.6
Roman Catholic 8,207    28.0    2,515,524 47.1   155,514 36.6
African Methodist Episcopal ‡ ‡     
Amish 761 2.6    24,538 0.5   1,170 0.3
Assembly of God 429 1.5    66,038 1.2   5,196 1.2
Baptist 2,548 8.7    314,684 5.9   26,670 6.3
Brethren 60 0.2    8,142 0.2   625 0.2
Calvinist 135 0.5    39,079 0.7   2,616 0.6
Christian (unspecified) 4,135 14.1    603,624 11.3   52,414 12.3
Church of Christ 165 0.6    46,794 0.9   3,728 0.9
Church of God 183 0.6    13,786 0.3   1,099 0.3
Church of God in Christ 39! 0.1!   3,362 0.1   281 0.1
Disciples of Christ ‡ ‡     
Episcopal 347 1.2    100,403 1.9   11,053 2.6
Friends 77 0.3    20,881 0.4   2,481 0.6
Greek Orthodox 30 0.1    4,562 0.1   493 0.1
Islamic 188 0.6    22,951 0.4   2,388 0.6
Jewish 730 2.5    198,478 3.7   19,813 4.7
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 1,110 3.8    162,301 3.0   10,914 2.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America   116 0.4    16,137 0.3   1,158 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 411 1.4    35,584 0.7   2,419 0.6
Other Lutheran 59 0.2    5,375 0.1   374 0.1
Latter Day Saints ‡ ‡     
Mennonite 393 1.3    23,670 0.4   1,913 0.5
Methodist 141 0.5    17,567 0.3   1,675 0.4
Pentecostal 582 2.0    39,300 0.7   3,961 0.9
Presbyterian 184 0.6    39,897 0.8   3,469 0.8
Seventh-Day Adventist 961 3.3    60,681 1.1   4,636 1.1
Other 602 2.1    57,039 1.1   5,458 1.3
 
Nonsectarian 6,678 22.8   901,114 16.9   103,887 24.4
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is larger than 25 percent. The standard error for this estimate is presented in the corresponding table in appendix C.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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