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Table 205.80. Private elementary and secondary schools, enrollment, teachers, and high school graduates, by state: Selected years, 2005 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Schools,
fall 2015
Enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 Teachers,1
fall 2015
High school graduates, 2014-15
Fall 2005 Fall 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 34,580   (953) 6,073,240   (42,446) 5,910,210   (28,363) 5,488,490   (35,857) 5,268,090   (24,908) 5,395,740   (50,342) 5,750,520   (85,729) 481,560   (7,265) 343,250   (6,331)
Alabama 350   (†) 92,280   (5,892) 83,840   (103) 95,570   (11,745) 81,070   (49) 76,400   (295) 75,070   (†) 5,870   (†) 4,710   (†)
Alaska 50   (†) 7,500   (1,028) 4,990   (†) 7,510 ! (2,740) 5,170   (†) 5,080   (†) 5,540   (†) 480   (†) 220   (†)
Arizona 320   (†) 66,840   (†) 64,910   (†) 55,390   (†) 53,120   (229) 55,070   (†) 56,610   (†) 4,110   (†) 3,030   (†)
Arkansas 330 ! (134) 35,390   (5,858) 40,120   (11,961) 28,900   (1,371) 29,930   (1,245) 30,340   (1,496) 37,930   (6,108) 3,670   (1,019) 1,800   (134)
California 3,420   (58) 737,490   (15,529) 703,810   (6,129) 623,150   (4,185) 608,070   (69) 596,160   (3,500) 627,170   (10,231) 49,520   (1,001) 36,930   (544)
                                                       
Colorado 600 ! (183) 70,770   (1,160) 64,740   (†) 63,720   (3,486) 61,140   (148) 60,690   (4,498) 68,140   (9,589) 5,680   (1,172) 2,790   (†)
Connecticut 420   (61) 76,220   (1,619) 85,150   (9,241) 72,540   (464) 66,320   (142) 72,770   (8,293) 66,710   (2,671) 7,770   (410) 7,140   (632)
Delaware 100   (†) 29,830   (†) 32,520   (2,701) 26,640   (†) 25,090   (†) 23,640   (†) 19,660   (†) 1,650   (†) 1,180   (†)
District of Columbia 90 ! (31) 19,880   (†) 19,640   (†) 17,810   (†) 16,950   (†) 19,790   (277) 17,110   (1,939) 2,050   (285) 1,500   (16)
Florida 2,200   (69) 396,790   (7,429) 391,660   (6,123) 343,990   (1,023) 340,960   (230) 372,790   (2,812) 389,310   (207) 30,520   (69) 22,770   (†)
                                                       
Georgia 1,220   (308) 152,600   (10,394) 157,430   (9,185) 150,300   (6,251) 138,080   (†) 150,360   (2,250) 189,630   (27,662) 19,930   (3,722) 11,630   (1,556)
Hawaii 140   (11) 32,810   (†) 37,300   (290) 37,130   (†) 37,530   (†) 33,820   (32) 45,600   (7,730) 3,730   (662) 3,510   (660)
Idaho 260 ! (113) 15,320   (2,518) 24,700 ! (11,608) 18,680   (4,814) 13,670   (193) 18,580   (3,090) 20,230   (3,947) 1,420   (229) 640   (†)
Illinois 1,500   (51) 317,940   (4,263) 312,270   (6,638) 289,720   (9,237) 271,030   (1,289) 281,360   (6,026) 280,440   (19,662) 19,600   (922) 16,800   (132)
Indiana 1,660 ! (678) 139,370   (17,870) 119,910   (2,284) 120,770   (5,919) 129,120   (12,177) 121,230   (3,928) 171,570   (4,510) 11,940   (774) 7,130   (1,024)
                                                       
Iowa 510 ! (180) 60,960   (8,311) 47,820   (†) 45,160   (†) 63,840   (14,665) 56,150   (9,338) 70,870   (16,178) 5,120   (999) 2,580   (20)
Kansas 210   (†) 47,130   (1,654) 47,780   (2,414) 44,680   (1,668) 43,100   (1,640) 41,520   (3,286) 42,270   (†) 3,210   (†) 2,550   (†)
Kentucky 330   (†) 78,880   (1,228) 76,140   (2,074) 70,590   (2,132) 69,410   (12) 74,750   (4,226) 70,090   (†) 5,670   (†) 4,520   (†)
Louisiana 580   (150) 138,270   (525) 137,460   (†) 147,040   (9,890) 125,720   (108) 129,720   (2,606) 166,560   (33,949) 12,640   (2,721) 11,420 ! (3,620)
Maine 140   (†) 20,680   (337) 21,260   (143) 18,310   (†) 18,350   (†) 18,380   (272) 18,600   (†) 2,020   (†) 2,700   ()
                                                       
Maryland 760   (18) 170,350   (4,201) 165,760   (1,160) 145,690   (160) 137,450   (564) 143,530   (2,030) 142,630   (3,549) 13,810   (21) 9,130   (†)
Massachusetts 760   (43) 157,770   (3,273) 151,640   (2,516) 137,110   (1,169) 130,940   (1,596) 134,560   (943) 123,230   (865) 14,440   (242) 9,270   (†)
Michigan 890   (120) 166,950   (407) 159,100   (2,047) 153,230   (5,828) 135,580   (544) 141,590   (6,240) 172,130   (34,196) 13,550   (3,271) 10,960   (2,377)
Minnesota 470   (†) 104,730   (3,467) 101,740   (3,903) 89,530   (†) 87,620   (†) 85,260   (†) 75,630   (†) 5,860   (†) 4,430   (†)
Mississippi 180   (†) 57,930   (4,104) 55,270   (†) 54,650   (2,458) 52,060   (†) 50,330   (3,333) 43,580   (†) 3,530   (†) 2,700   (†)
                                                       
Missouri 870   (173) 137,810   (10,580) 125,610   (3,685) 117,970   (2,065) 130,130   (8,715) 139,570   (25,980) 125,290   (8,723) 10,340   (935) 8,540   (811)
Montana 120   (†)   (†) 15,030 ! (5,465) 10,390   (1,221) 10,550   (†) 10,560   (521) 11,690   (†) 980   (†) 400   (†)
Nebraska 350 ! (133) 42,420   (†) 40,320   (†) 39,040   (†) 40,750   (†) 42,300   (†) 48,960   (5,442) 3,120   (133) 2,460   (†)
Nevada 150   (†) 29,120   (†) 29,820   (2,009) 25,060   (†) 26,130   (†) 21,980   (†) 23,910   (†) 1,540   (†) 1,240   (†)
New Hampshire 260   (†) 33,220   (†) 30,920   (†) 26,470   (†) 27,350   (†) 26,700   (†) 25,330   (†) 2,670   (†) 2,430   (†)
                                                       
New Jersey 1,270   (97) 256,160   (8,439) 253,250   (5,016) 232,020   (16,536) 210,220   (1,211) 211,150   (4,607) 213,170   (13,684) 19,170   (1,154) 14,320   (836)
New Mexico 170   (†) 25,030   (141) 27,290   (1,388) 23,730   (507) 22,680   (10) 21,750   (†) 22,230   (†) 2,010   (†) 1,440   (†)
New York 1,940   (88) 510,750   (3,596) 518,850   (7,196) 486,310   (5,211) 487,810   (19,574) 452,380   (901) 520,660   (16,620) 46,140   (1,834) 35,600   (3,485)
North Carolina 650   (†) 117,280   (11,681) 121,660   (2,226) 110,740   (1,851) 119,070   (†) 118,090   (492) 124,030   (†) 11,830   (†) 7,490   (†)
North Dakota 50   (†) 7,290   (†) 7,430   (†) 7,750   (†) 7,770   (†) 8,290   (†) 7,830   (†) 630   (†) 370   (†)
                                                       
Ohio 1,360   (133) 254,530   (9,821) 239,520   (2,741) 246,250   (24,214) 213,990   (3,419) 238,620   (19,487) 255,690   (40,837) 18,380   (2,652) 12,920   (†)
Oklahoma 180   (27) 35,350   (1,194) 40,320   (5,032) 34,000   (716) 35,750   (847) 32,740   (†) 32,160   (1,061) 2,740   (53) 1,570   (212)
Oregon 410   (†) 69,620   (14,139) 66,260   (5,188) 56,820   (3,502) 53,200   (†) 58,830   (3,109) 57,310   (†) 4,210   (†) 3,470   (†)
Pennsylvania 2,740   (221) 332,740   (3,918) 324,020   (6,253) 301,640   (5,036) 276,300   (3,668) 253,800   (756) 315,830   (38,974) 26,350   (3,070) 19,640   (3,078)
Rhode Island 130   (19) 30,600   (†) 28,260   (1,096) 24,940   (†) 25,420   (†) 22,180   (†) 20,620   (2,711) 1,900   (218) 1,460   (†)
                                                       
South Carolina 370   (†) 70,240   (1,797) 71,430   (1,043) 62,320   (311) 60,890   (†) 65,350   (4,447) 62,830   (†) 5,310   (†) 3,130   (†)
South Dakota 70   (†) 12,700   (†) 12,280   (†) 11,470   (†) 12,490   (†) 9,950   (†) 10,740   (†) 830   (†) 380   (†)
Tennessee 500   (†) 105,240   (2,531) 117,540   (12,851) 98,310   (4,176) 92,430   (34) 93,990   (3,210) 91,950   (†) 8,730   (†) 6,040   (†)
Texas 2,400   (373) 304,170   (20,453) 296,540   (4,132) 313,360   (11,968) 285,320   (2,046) 312,640   (5,896) 351,270   (26,334) 30,430   (1,644) 16,540   (851)
Utah 160   (†) 21,220   (†) 20,860   (†) 21,990   (1,558) 18,660   (55) 23,310   (†) 21,140   (†) 1,800   (†) 1,490   (†)
                                                       
Vermont 110   (†) 11,530   (†) 12,600   (232) 10,350   (†) 9,030   (†) 8,890   (†) 10,040   (†) 1,280   (†) 1,080   (†)
Virginia 950   (119) 155,220   (14,290) 143,140   (7,988) 128,140   (2,581) 123,780   (82) 131,330   (1,828) 140,350   (12,832) 12,850   (921) 7,150   (†)
Washington 640   (24) 119,640   (13,187) 104,070   (3,054) 94,340   (625) 93,630   (234) 119,730   (17,349) 100,140   (479) 7,680   (48) 5,650   (†)
West Virginia 130   (†) 16,120   (†) 14,980   (†) 13,860   (†) 13,430   (1) 14,350   (†) 14,780   (†) 1,330   (†) 850   (†)
Wisconsin 1,050   (114) 142,280   (137) 138,290   (1,597) 130,510   (†) 127,250   (†) 160,650   (32,980) 144,020   (11,405) 11,310   (1,128) 5,540   (†)
Wyoming 40   (†) 2,310   (†) 2,930   (†) 2,910   (†) 2,740   (†) 2,780   (†) 2,240   (†) 220   (†) 30   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). Excludes teachers who teach only prekindergarten students.
NOTE: Includes special education, vocational/technical education, and alternative schools. Tabulation includes schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Includes enrollment of students in prekindergarten through grade 12 in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005-06 through 2015-16. (This table was prepared June 2017.)

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