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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by school level and religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Religious or nonsectarian category Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 5,341,513 100.0   2,883,010 100.0   835,328 100.0   1,623,174 100.0
 
Religious orientation 4,440,398 83.1   2,577,268 89.4   739,554 88.5   1,123,575 69.2
Roman Catholic 2,515,524 47.1   1,793,593 62.2   615,711 73.7   106,220 6.5
African Methodist Episcopal      
Amish 24,538 0.5   23,270 0.8   0 0.0   1,268 0.1
Assembly of God 66,038 1.2   29,208 1.0     36,277 2.2
Baptist 314,684 5.9   76,136 2.6   6,970 0.8   231,577 14.3
Brethren 8,142 0.2   3,492 0.1     4,292 0.3
Calvinist 39,079 0.7   16,717 0.6   6,626 0.8   15,736 1.0
Christian (unspecified) 603,624 11.3   175,885 6.1   33,017 4.0   394,721 24.3
Church of Christ 46,794 0.9   9,124 0.3     34,160 2.1
Church of God 13,786 0.3   4,824 0.2     8,798 0.5
Church of God in Christ 3,362 0.1   1,430 0.1    
Disciples of Christ      
Episcopal 100,403 1.9   44,487 1.5   10,027 1.2   45,889 2.8
Friends 20,881 0.4   6,168 0.2     13,783 0.9
Greek Orthodox 4,562 0.1   3,227 0.1   0 0.0  
Islamic 22,951 0.4   9,655 0.3     13,245 0.8
Jewish 198,478 3.7   95,849 3.3   24,174 2.9   78,456 4.8
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 162,301 3.0   140,989 4.9   15,228 1.8   6,084 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 16,137 0.3   14,805 0.5    
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 35,584 0.7   28,875 1.0   5,984 0.7  
Other Lutheran 5,375 0.1   3,763 0.1    
Latter Day Saints      
Mennonite 23,670 0.4   10,691 0.4     11,953 0.7
Methodist 17,567 0.3   7,763 0.3     8,522 0.5
Pentecostal 39,300 0.7   8,598 0.3     30,535 1.9
Presbyterian 39,897 0.8   18,115 0.6     20,028 1.2
Seventh-Day Adventist 60,681 1.1   27,012 0.9   8,665 1.0   25,004 1.5
Other 57,039 1.1   23,591 0.8   2,709 0.3   30,738 1.9
 
Nonsectarian 901,114 16.9   305,741 10.6   95,773 11.5   499,600 30.8
‡ 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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