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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage male enrollment and percentage distribution of coeducational, all-girls, and all-boys schools, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics Percent
Male enrollment Coed schools All-girls schools All-boys schools
Total 50.4 95.7 1.9  2.4 
 
NCES typology
Catholic 49.7 94.1 3.3  2.6 
Parochial 49.3 98.9 0.8  ‡ 
Diocesan 50.2 97.4 1.1  1.6 
Private 50.1 61.4 22.0  16.6 
 
Other religious 50.3 97.2 1.1  1.7 
Conservative Christian 49.9 99.6 ‡  ‡ 
Affiliated 50.3 94.0 2.4  3.6 
Unaffiliated 50.7 96.7 1.2  2.1 
 
Nonsectarian 52.6 94.3 2.0  3.7 
Regular 50.6 95.5 2.1  2.4 
Special emphasis 51.5 95.3 1.7! 3.1 
Special education 67.4 89.8 2.4  7.8 
 
School level
Elementary 50.4 99.0 0.5  0.6 
Secondary 51.0 73.0 13.1  13.9 
Combined 50.2 96.1 1.4  2.5 
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 50.0 96.2 1.9  1.9 
Montessori 48.2 99.9 ‡  0.0 
Special program emphasis 50.1 91.7 3.6! 4.7!
Special education 66.4 90.0 2.1  7.8 
Vocational/technical ‡  ‡ 
Alternative 56.2 91.8 2.4  5.8 
Early childhood 42.8 99.1 0.0  ‡ 
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 53.0 96.4 1.2  2.4 
50-149 52.9 97.2 0.8  1.9 
150-299 50.4 97.0 1.5  1.4 
300-499 49.1 93.6 4.0  2.3 
500-749 48.3 88.4 7.2  4.4 
750 or more 51.4 81.8 6.2  12.0 
 
Region
Northeast 50.3 90.8 3.9  5.3 
Midwest 50.8 97.5 1.1  1.4 
South 50.3 97.3 1.3  1.4 
West 50.2 96.3 1.8  1.9 
 
Community type
Central city 50.2 93.8 3.0  3.1 
Urban fringe/large town 50.5 96.3 1.8  2.0 
Rural/small town 50.7 97.2 0.7! 2.1 
! 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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