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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of private schools, by religious orientation and community type: 1989–90 through 2005–06
 
Religious orientation and community type   1989–90  1991–92  1993–94  1995–96  1997–98  1999–2000  2001–02  2003–04  2005–06
All 26,712 25,998 26,093 27,686 27,402 27,223 29,273 28,384 28,996
Central city 10,427 11,095 10,235 11,357 10,902 10,825 10,117 9,591 9,651
Urban fringe/large town 7,903 8,259 8,614 10,325 10,263 10,359 10,948 11,818 11,775
Rural/small town 8,382 6,644 7,245 6,003 6,236 6,040 8,209 6,975 7,569
                   
Catholic and other religious  21,921 20,649 20,552 21,328 21,377 21,334 22,595 21,578 22,079
Central city  8,565 8,623 7,908 8,481 8,221 8,287 7,551 7,100 7,124
Urban fringe/large town  6,352 6,378 6,588 7,744 7,790 7,867 8,199 8,770 8,749
Rural/small town  7,005 5,648 6,056 5,104 5,365 5,181 6,845 5,708 6,206
                   
Catholic  9,051 8,889 8,331 8,248 8,182 8,102 8,207 7,919 7,634
Central city  4,354 4,343 3,875 3,878 3,799 3,737 3,415 3,334 3,173
Urban fringe/large town  2,902 2,899 2,847 3,154 3,148 3,142 3,420 3,463 3,314
Rural/small town  1,795 1,647 1,608 1,216 1,235 1,223 1,372 1,122 1,147
                   
Other religious  12,870 11,760 12,222 13,081 13,195 13,232 14,388 13,659 14,445
Central city  4,211 4,279 4,033 4,603 4,422 4,550 4,136 3,766 3,951
Urban fringe/large town  3,450 3,479 3,740 4,590 4,643 4,725 4,779 5,307 5,436
Rural/small town  5,209 4,002 4,448 3,888 4,130 3,958 5,473 4,586 5,059
                   
Nonsectarian  4,791 5,349 5,541 6,357 6,025 5,889 6,678 6,806 6,916
Central city  1,862 2,473 2,327 2,876 2,681 2,538 2,566 2,492 2,527
Urban fringe/large town  1,551 1,881 2,026 2,581 2,473 2,492 2,749 3,048 3,026
Rural/small town  1,377 995 1,189 900 871 859 1,363 1,267 1,363
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1989–90 through 2005–06.
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