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Homeschooling in the United States: 2003

NCES 2006-042
February 2006

Table 6. Number and percentage of homeschooled students, ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade, who engaged in distance learning using various media: 2003
Distance Learning Media Number Percent
   Total 451,000 41.2
Mail 167,000 15.2
Internet, e-mail, or web 212,000 19.4
TV, video, or radio 220,000 20.1
NOTE: Excludes students who were enrolled in school for more than 25 hours a week and students who were homeschooled due to a temporary illness. Detail does not sum to total because students could use more than one form of distance learning.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES).