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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 13.  Percentage of private schools with 12th-graders, number of graduates, graduation rate, and percentage of graduates who attended 4-year colleges, by selected characteristics: United States, 2004–05
 
Selected characteristic Percent of schools with 12th-graders in 2004–05   Number of 2004–05 graduates   2004–05 graduation rate1    Percent of 2004–05 graduates who attended 4-year colleges by fall 2005
Total  29.7   307,249   98.3   57.6
               
NCES typology               
Catholic  16.6   143,361   99.3   81.3
Parochial  5.0   16,220   99.2   80.1
Diocesan  18.3   65,508   99.3   79.1
Private  54.6   61,633   99.4   83.9
               
Other religious  34.4   95,880   98.0   54.6
Conservative Christian  47.4   40,715   98.1   53.4
Affiliated  28.9   30,375   98.5   64.6
Unaffiliated  23.8   24,791   97.2   48.6
               
Nonsectarian  34.2   68,008   96.5   50.5
Regular  38.5   51,197   98.5   75.2
Special emphasis  22.4   11,959   94.7   45.7
Special education  46.7   4,852   82.8   13.7
               
School level               
Elementary       
Secondary  89.8   192,616   98.7   65.5
Combined2  64.2   114,633   97.6   54.0
               
Program emphasis               
Regular elementary/secondary  29.1   279,231   98.8   63.3
Montessori  1.8   445   98.7   58.4
Special program emphasis  39.1   14,252   98.6   68.2
Special education  44.8   5,234   83.0   13.8
Vocational/technical       
Alternative  50.3   7,862   92.4   31.1
Early childhood       
               
Size (number of students)               
Less than 50  20.7   7,368   89.8   31.3
50–149  28.8   24,117   94.6   45.5
150–299  27.0   42,801   97.5   65.2
300–499  38.0   54,695   99.1   78.0
500–749  58.7   68,675   99.1   84.3
750 or more  87.8   109,594   99.1   86.9
               
Region               
Northeast  27.3   83,279   98.2   62.3
Midwest  23.0   67,575   98.9   60.0
South  36.1   95,001   98.1   57.4
West  30.4   61,393   97.9   51.1
               
Urbanicity type               
City  28.9   138,803   98.5   62.2
Suburban  27.8   106,271   98.5   59.9
Town  29.3   16,179   98.1   52.5
Rural  34.0   45,996   97.2   50.6
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The 2004–05 graduation rate is the percent of 12th graders enrolled around October 1, 2004 who graduated in 2004–05.
2 Includes the schools that reported 12th grade enrollment for 2004-05, but were elementary in 2005–06 (less than 1 percent).
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. These estimates do not include private schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005–2006.

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