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Computer and Internet Access in U.S. Private Schools and Classrooms: 1995 and 1998
NCES: 2000044
February 2000

Do private schools not connected to the Internet have plans to do so in the future?

While more private schools were connected to the Internet in 1998 than in 1995, 33 percent of private schools did not have Internet access in 1998. Of these schools, about half (46 percent) have plans to obtain access to the Internet in the future (Table 2). Plans to connect to the Internet varied somewhat by school characteristics. Catholic schools were more likely to indicate that they had plans to connect to the Internet (74 percent) than other religious schools (41 per-cent) and nonsectarian schools (38 percent). Private schools in rural locations were less likely to indicate plans to ac-quire Internet access than were schools in city and urban fringe locations.