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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, 200809
 
Selected characteristic Percent of schools with 12th-graders in 2008–09 Number of 2008–09 graduates 2008–09 graduation rate1 Percent of 2008–09 graduates who attended 4-year colleges by fall 2009
       
Total  26.2   308,812.9   98.1   63.9  
                 
Private school typology                 
Catholic  18.9   149,669.0   99.4   84.9  
Parochial  6.7   18,626.3   99.5   84.0  
Diocesan  18.4   64,943.2   99.3   83.9  
Private  56.8   66,099.5   99.5   86.1  
                 
Other religious  31.5   94,188.8   98.1   61.3  
Conservative Christian  51.0   36,584.4   98.3   61.4  
Other affiliated  28.0   27,221.1   98.3   69.9  
Unaffiliated  21.7   30,383.2   97.5   57.2  
                 
Nonsectarian  23.3   64,955.1   95.0   57.2  
Regular  22.4   51,803.2   98.7   78.7  
Special emphasis  14.6   7,842.4   87.9   52.0  
Special education  47.1   5,309.5   76.5   21.6  
                 
School level                 
Elementary         
Secondary  91.1   183,040.6   98.7   69.9  
Combined2  67.4   125,772.3   97.1   61.4  
                 
Program emphasis                 
Regular elementary/secondary  31.0   288,539.3   98.9   69.4  
Montessori  1.1   362.5   98.5   76.4  
Special program emphasis  30.9   7,009.4   98.4   74.7  
Special education  45.7   5,730.2   76.6   22.1  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative  46.2   7,091.9   85.9   40.7  
Early childhood         
                 
Size (number of students)                 
Less than 50  13.9   7,926.7   86.4   39.6  
50–149  31.3   25,312.5   91.5   55.0  
150–299  29.2   43,751.7   98.1   72.8  
300–499  40.9   59,166.0   99.1   83.9  
500–749  63.6   64,047.0   99.3   87.5  
750 or more  91.6   108,609.0   99.4   89.8  
                 
Region                 
Northeast  24.1   88,929.0   98.0   65.1  
Midwest  19.8   66,437.9   98.0   68.6  
South  33.5   97,731.7   98.5   63.7  
West  25.2   55,714.3   97.5   58.4  
                 
Urbanicity type                 
City  26.5   140,843.3   98.4   68.9  
Suburban  23.6   111,930.9   97.9   65.2  
Town  24.5   15,386.1   98.2   59.9  
Rural  30.5   40,652.5   97.2   57.7  
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The 2008–09 graduation rate is the percent of 12th graders enrolled around October 1, 2008 who graduated in 2008–09.
2 Includes the schools that reported 12th grade enrollment for 2008–09, but were elementary in 2009–10 (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 include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009–10.
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