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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of students in 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 4,838,497 4,897,812 4,836,442 5,032,200 5,076,119 5,162,684 5,341,513 5,122,772 5,057,520
Central city  2,395,990 2,498,217 2,326,010 2,492,539 2,472,859 2,540,516 2,276,808 2,182,282 2,107,312
Urban fringe/large town  1,608,752 1,653,431 1,691,271 1,968,029 2,018,085 2,051,094 2,276,823 2,291,408 2,209,744
Rural/small town  833,755 746,164 819,161 571,632 585,175 571,074 787,882 649,082 740,464
                   
Catholic and other religious  4,198,964 4,173,520 4,117,681 4,262,996 4,279,147 4,354,620 4,440,398 4,200,778 4,130,856
Central city  2,118,804 2,163,149 2,013,509 2,134,820 2,099,236 2,163,848 1,887,999 1,779,752 1,738,873
Urban fringe/large town  1,401,715 1,411,763 1,449,923 1,671,115 1,718,351 1,737,038 1,923,562 1,914,548 1,830,758
Rural/small town  678,444 598,608 654,249 457,061 461,559 453,735 628,838 506,479 561,225
                   
Catholic  2,637,473 2,593,939 2,488,101 2,519,205 2,514,699 2,511,040 2,515,524 2,365,220 2,246,240
Central city  1,421,453 1,419,948 1,293,529 1,325,035 1,309,795 1,293,629 1,142,738 1,102,251 1,035,873
Urban fringe/large town  877,879 867,291 885,374 995,863 1,006,623 1,022,949 1,140,523 1,083,579 1,021,866
Rural/small town  338,141 306,700 309,198 198,307 198,281 194,463 232,263 179,390 188,500
                   
Other religious  1,561,491 1,579,581 1,629,581 1,743,791 1,764,447 1,843,580 1,924,874 1,835,559 1,884,616
Central city  697,351 743,201 719,981 809,785 789,441 870,219 745,261 677,500 703,000
Urban fringe/large town  523,836 544,472 564,549 675,252 711,728 714,090 783,038 830,969 808,892
Rural/small town  340,303 291,908 345,051 258,754 263,278 259,272 396,575 327,089 372,724
                   
Nonsectarian  639,533 724,292 718,761 769,204 796,972 808,063 901,114 921,993 926,664
Central city  277,186 335,068 312,501 357,719 373,623 376,668 388,809 402,531 368,438
Urban fringe/large town  207,037 241,669 241,348 296,914 299,734 314,056 353,262 376,859 378,986
Rural/small town  155,310 147,555 164,912 114,571 123,616 117,340 159,044 142,603 179,240
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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