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Percentage of private schools that charged tuition, percentage of schools charging tuition that allowed tuition reductions, and average full tuition at each school level, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Selected school characteristic Total number of schools   Percent that charged tuition   Of schools that charged tuition
Percent of schools that allowed reductions   Average full tuition
Elementary   Secondary   Combined  
All private schools  28,220   93.4   90.4   $5,400   $13,500   $9,200  
                         
School classification                         
Catholic  7,400   98.5   97.0   4,200   7,500   12,500  
Other religious  13,950   92.5   93.6   4,300   9,600   4,900  
Nonsectarian  6,860   89.7   75.7   9,500   26,000   19,700  
                         
Community type                         
Central City  9,780   96.3   91.8   5,900   10,300   10,500  
Urban  13,610   94.9   91.4   5,700   15,000   10,300  
Rural  4,830   83.2   83.9   2,800   20,500 ! 4,300  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  16,370   94.6   92.1   5,400      
Secondary  3,040   93.8   85.8     13,500    
Combined  8,810   90.9   88.7       9,200  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  13,610   87.3   84.2   5,100   16,800   9,100  
100–199  5,720   98.1   93.7   5,400   12,500   9,700  
200–499  6,650   99.5   96.4   5,700   13,000   7,800  
500–749  1,390   100.0   97.7   6,200   10,400   10,300  
750 or more  850   100.0   96.4   5,600   8,000   11,900  
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Data File," 2007–08.


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