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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of students, by community type and religious or nonsectarian orientation: 1989–90, 1999–2000, and 2005–06
 
  All community types    Central city 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation  1989–90  1999–2000  2005–06    1989–90  1999–2000  2005–06 
Total  4,838,497 5,162,684 5,057,520   2,395,990 2,540,516 2,107,312
               
Catholic  2,637,473 2,511,040 2,246,240   1,421,453 1,293,629 1,035,873
Assembly of God  54,265 75,255 56,683   24,613 31,776 18,341
Baptist  279,452 317,178 278,921   126,616 137,492 92,565
Christian (no specific denomination)  329,044 533,008 633,861   130,425 241,585 205,834
Episcopal  83,314 113,888 100,961   54,587 80,688 55,227
Islamic  18,262 26,209   10,499 13,384
Jewish  153,722 169,751 204,847   91,041 108,785 115,351
Lutheran  211,158 222,695 198,604   88,944 90,616 80,795
Pentecostal  24,128 33,201 22,971   12,241 15,820 8,224
Seventh-Day Adventist  77,241 61,080 55,488   32,589 22,013 18,115
All other religious  349,166 299,225 306,072   136,295 130,946 95,164
Nonsectarian  639,533 808,101 926,664   277,186 376,668 368,438
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1989–90, 1999–2000, and 2005–06.
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