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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, 2006–07
 
Selected characteristic Percent of schools with 12th-graders in 2006–07   Number of 2006–07 graduates   2006–07 graduation rate1    Percent of 2006–07 graduates who attended 4-year colleges by fall 2007  
Total 25.7   306,605   98.0   65.0  
                 
Private school typology                
Catholic 17.5   145,203   99.1   84.7  
Parochial 6.1   16,199   99.1   83.1  
Diocesan 17.9   66,654   99.1   83.1  
Private 52.8   62,350   99.2   87.0  
                 
Other religious 32.2   97,269   97.9   63.7  
Conservative Christian 49.3   39,299   98.3   61.7  
Other affiliated 26.7   24,376   98.5   74.2  
Unaffiliated 22.7   33,593   97.1   62.0  
                 
Nonsectarian 22.3   64,134   95.7   56.2  
Regular 19.5   49,597   98.2   80.1  
Special emphasis 15.5   9,292   92.9   47.0  
Special education 48.4   5,245   80.6   22.0  
                 
School level                
Elementary        
Secondary 89.4   184,729   98.5   69.2  
Combined2 67.6   121,877   97.3   63.1  
                 
Program emphasis                
Regular elementary/secondary 30.3   285,972   98.7   71.2  
Montessori 0.9   296   96.6   68.3  
Special program emphasis 31.8   5,981   97.3   78.1  
Special education 46.4   5,560   80.4   21.8  
Vocational/technical        
Alternative 51.3   8,598   91.0   34.7  
Early childhood        
                 
Size (number of students)                
Less than 50 14.1   7,550   87.4   41.6  
50–149 28.7   24,539   93.6   54.8  
150–299 27.0   40,631   98.1   73.0  
300–499 39.0   56,414   99.0   82.7  
500–749 60.9   63,224   99.2   87.2  
750 or more 88.8   114,248   98.6   89.9  
                 
Region                
Northeast 22.9   87,393   97.5   62.6  
Midwest 20.0   66,944   98.7   67.7  
South 33.1   96,110   98.4   67.4  
West 24.8   56,158   97.4   60.1  
                 
Urbanicity type                
City 26.1   139,938   98.3   69.1  
Suburban 22.2   111,121   98.1   66.2  
Town 26.5   16,446   98.2   64.5  
Rural 31.6   39,100   96.6   57.7  
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The 2006–07 graduation rate is the percent of 12th graders enrolled around October 1, 2006 who graduated in 2006–07.
2 Includes the schools that reported 12th grade enrollment for 2006–07, but were elementary in 2007–08 (less than 1 percent).
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells where reporting standards were not met. These estimates include schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade (kindergarten-terminal schools) as well as those that provide instruction for one or more of grades 1 through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007–08.

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