Table 4. Percentage distribution of private school principals, by highest degree earned and affiliation: 2007–08

Bachelor's degree or less Master's degree Education specialist or professional diploma1 Doctorate or first professional degree
Affiliation        
All private schools 32.6   50.2   10.0   7.2  
                 
Catholic- Parochial 9.0   68.2   16.0   6.9  
Catholic- Diocesan 10.1   69.8   14.0   6.1  
Catholic- Private 11.0 ! 53.8   15.2   19.9  
Baptist 38.0   40.6   17.3   4.1 !
Jewish 31.0   45.9   11.5   11.7 !
                 
Lutheran 36.0   56.4   4.9 !  
Seventh-Day Adventist 38.1   48.1   6.2 ! 7.5 !
Other Religious 53.1   34.9   5.6   6.5  
Nonsectarian- Regular 25.5   54.9   9.8   9.8  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis 42.6   45.3   6.0 ! 6.2 !
Nonsectarian- Special Education 15.6   61.9   13.5   9.0 !
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 At least 1 year beyond the master's level.
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 Principal Data File," 2007–08.