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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage of private schools with a regular program emphasis and percentage of private school students in schools with a regular program emphasis, by religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Religious or nonsectarian category Percent of schools   Percent of students  
Total 82.0   92.4  
   
Religious orientation 93.6   97.2  
Roman Catholic 97.2   98.3  
African Methodist Episcopal ‡   ‡  
Amish 98.5   98.9  
Assembly of God 92.1   97.4  
Baptist 92.1   96.6  
Brethren 92.6   94.6  
Calvinist 97.7   98.7  
Christian (unspecified) 87.9   94.3  
Church of Christ 91.5   98.8  
Church of God 63.8 ! 82.7  
Church of God in Christ 86.7   95.1  
Disciples of Christ ‡   ‡  
Episcopal 91.1   95.8  
Friends 84.1   95.2  
Greek Orthodox 93.0   99.3  
Islamic 88.6   92.1  
Jewish 85.9   93.3  
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 97.7   98.7  
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 92.0   97.6  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 99.0   98.5  
Other Lutheran 96.5   98.9  
Latter Day Saints ‡   ‡  
Mennonite 96.4   97.4  
Methodist 83.3   92.5  
Pentecostal 93.6   97.3  
Presbyterian 87.0   95.3  
Seventh-Day Adventist 98.3   98.4  
Other 91.1   93.6  
   
Nonsectarian 42.6   68.7  
! 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.  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.  

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