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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)



Table 10. Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private school coeducational categories by selected characteristics: United States, school year 2021–22
                 
      Coeducational category
Selected characteristic Male Enrollment   Coed Schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
Total 51.5   95.3   2.1   2.6  
                 
Private school typology                
Catholic 51.2   93.4   3.4   3.2  
Parochial 50.6   99.3      
Diocesan 51.0   97.2   1.2   1.5  
Private 52.2   72.1   14.9   13.1  
                 
Other religious 51.2   95.1   2.0   2.8  
Conservative Christian 50.8   99.2      
Other affiliated 51.0   90.3   4.3   5.4  
Unaffiliated 51.8   95.4   1.7   2.9  
                 
Nonsectarian 52.7   96.7   1.4   1.8  
Regular 50.5   96.2   2.2   1.6  
Special emphasis 51.6   97.6   0.8   1.6  
Special education 69.6   96.4     2.8  
                 
School level                
Elementary/Middle 51.3   98.2   0.8   1.0  
Secondary/High 52.4   74.7   11.0   14.2  
Combined/Other 51.3   97.7   1.2   1.1  
                 
Program emphasis                
Regular elementary/secondary 51.2   94.4   2.6   3.0  
Montessori 51.0   99.6      
Special program emphasis 49.2   96.2     2.5  
Special education 68.7   96.4     2.8  
Vocational/technical 48.3   90.0      
Alternative 50.1   91.4   3.0   5.6  
Early childhood 45.5   99.5     0.0  
                 
Size (number of students)                
Less than 50 53.2   96.8   1.4   1.9  
50-149 53.2   96.3   1.2   2.5  
150-299 51.1   96.0   2.2   1.8  
300-499 50.0   92.3   4.6   3.1  
500-749 49.8   85.4   8.0   6.7  
750 or more 53.1   83.4   5.7   10.9  
                 
Region                
Northeast 52.3   89.1   4.6   6.3  
Midwest 51.2   97.3   1.2   1.5  
South 51.5   97.0   1.4   1.6  
West 51.2   96.5   1.8   1.6  
                 
Urbancity type                
City 50.7   93.6   3.2   3.3  
Suburban 52.2   95.4   2.1   2.5  
Town 51.3   99.1      
Rural 52.3   96.4   1.1   2.4  
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are too few cases for a reliable analysis.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. These estimates include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels). Any prekindergarten students enrolled in these schools are excluded from the table. Beginning with the 2021-22 PSS, the way ungraded levels were categorized in the school level variable was changed, and data in this table are based on the new categorization. Caution should be exercised when comparing estimates by school level over time. For more information, see the PSS User's Manual (Iaconelli et al., 2023, NCES 2024-011).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2021–22.