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Table 3. Percentage distribution of private school principals, by highest degree earned and affiliation: 2011–12


Affiliation Bachelor's degree or less   Master's degree   Education specialist or professional diploma1   Doctorate or first professional degree  
All private schools 31.0   49.7   10.1   9.1  
                 
Catholic, Parochial 6.9 ! 76.5   13.6   3.1 !
Catholic, Diocesan 8.7   72.3   12.7   6.3 !
Catholic, Private 8.7 ! 61.1   15.6   14.5  
Baptist 48.2   40.0   3.1 ! 8.8 !
Jewish        
                 
Lutheran 43.3   47.8   6.7 ! 2.2 !
Seventh-Day Adventist 42.9   46.2   7.4   3.5 !
All Other Religious 49.4   33.7   7.8   9.1  
Non-sectarian, Regular 22.6   57.9   5.5 ! 14.0  
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis 38.0   42.1   11.1   8.8  
Non-sectarian, Special Education 13.4   51.7   23.2   11.7  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
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 Files," 2011–12.


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