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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 15. Number of private schools, students, full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, and 2014-15 high school graduates, by state: United States, 2015–16

State Schools   Students   FTE teachers   High School graduaters 2014-15  
United States 34,576 4,903,596 481,558 343,252
 
Alabama 352 63,920 5,867 4,708
Alaska 53 4,518 480
Arizona 320 46,252 4,107 3,033
Arkansas 333 ! 30,607 3,667 1,798
California 3,425 544,800 49,530 36,943
       
Colorado 604 ! 47,875 5,677 2,787
Connecticut 422 60,353 7,774 7,142
Delaware 97 17,310 1,652 1,177
District of Columbia 93 ! 15,856 2,054 1,495
Florida 2,201 325,425 30,487 22,048
       
Georgia 1,217 168,718 19,947 11,748
Hawaii 142 41,703 3,726 3,513
Idaho 255 ! 13,901 1,425 643
Illinois 1,498 231,275 19,599 16,802
Indiana 1,664 ! 149,460 11,937 7,126
       
Iowa 509 ! 59,419 5,116 2,581
Kansas 210 37,835 3,210 2,548
Kentucky 329 61,766 5,673 4,519
Louisana 578 152,955 12,635 11,419 !
Maine 143 17,273 2,023 2,695
       
Maryland 764 122,189 13,810 9,128
Massachusetts 755 105,960 14,441 9,270
Michigan 886 151,909 13,551 10,962
Minnesota 473 68,496 5,876 5,152
Mississippi 182 38,168 3,535 2,699
       
Missouri 867 110,040 10,342 8,538
Montana 122 9,604 984 403
Nebraska 346 ! 43,985 3,121 2,463  
Nevada 146 19,166 1,540 1,239  
New Hampshire 259 19,993 2,670 2,426
       
New Jersey 1,269 172,214 19,167 14,317
New Mexico 171 19,571 2,014 1,439
New York 1,939 461,297 46,138 35,598
North Carolina 646 110,106 11,813 7,485
North Dakota 49 6,404 629
       
Ohio 1,356 222,863 18,381 12,921
Oklahoma 183 26,977 2,737 1,573
Oregon 413 47,127 4,216 3,471
Pennsylvania 2,741 271,234 26,367 19,638
Rhode Island 131 18,104 1,898 1,459
       
South Carolina 375 48,393 5,308 3,130
South Dakota 72 8,758 828
Tennessee 502 79,902 8,731 6,041
Texas 2,398 269,157 30,423 16,533
Utah 162 17,636 1,799 1,494
       
Vermont 113 9,335 1,274 1,082
Virginia 951 109,991 12,831 7,021
Washington 642 83,322 7,682 5,649
West Virginia 128 12,951 1,334 854
Wisconsin 1,054 126,035 11,314 5,541
Wyoming 36 1,488 219
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is between 30 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. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: Details do not sum to total because private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates include private schools that provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2015–16.