Table 4. Percentage distribution of private school teachers, by highest degree earned and affiliation: 2011–12

Affiliation No bachelor's   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Higher than a master's degree1  
All private schools 8.4   48.5   35.8   7.3  
Catholic, Parochial 6.5   57.1   32.7   3.7  
Catholic, Diocesan 5.0   52.8   36.6   5.6  
Catholic, Private 6.2   39.3   43.1   11.4  
Lutheran 6.0   59.9   31.6   2.5  
Seventh-Day Adventist 5.9   51.8   36.7   5.6  
All Other Religious        
Non-sectarian, Regular        
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis        
Non-sectarian, Special Education 3.5 ! 44.4   42.7   9.4  
! 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 Higher than a master's degree is defined as a teacher who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
NOTE: Teachers include both full–time and part–time teachers. 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 Teacher Data File," 2011–12.