Skip Navigation
Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private schools by coeducational category and selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
Selected characteristic Male enrollment   Coeducational
category
Coed schools
  All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
Total 51.3   96.1   1.8   2.1  
                 
Private school typology                
Catholic 51.0   93.6   3.5   2.9  
Parochial 50.6   98.8   0.8    
Diocesan 51.0   97.8   0.9   1.3  
Private 51.3   67.7   18.1   14.2  
                 
Other religious 51.0   96.7   1.4   1.9  
Conservative Christian 51.0   99.2   0.4   0.4  
Other affiliated 50.0   92.7   3.5   3.8  
Unaffiliated 51.9   96.9   1.2   1.9  
                 
Nonsectarian 52.5   96.6   1.4   2.0  
Regular 50.0   96.6   1.8   1.6  
Special emhasis   52.7   97.1   1.0   1.9  
Special education 69.2   95.7     3.4  
                 
School level                
Elementary 51.3   98.9   0.5   0.6  
Secondary 51.7   73.8   12.3   13.9  
Combined 51.2   95.8   2.0   2.2  
                 
Program emphasis
               
Regular elementary/secondary 50.9   95.5   2.2   2.2  
Montessori 50.6   99.4      
Special program emphasis  52.8   95.2     3.2  
Special education 68.8   95.2     3.9  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative 56.4   86.4   4.6   8.9  
Early childhood 42.9   99.6      
                 
Size (number of students)                
Less than 50 52.6   97.7   0.9   1.4  
50-149 53.5   96.8   1.1   2.1  
150-299 51.1   96.1   2.3   1.6  
300-499 50.0   93.1   4.4   2.5  
500-749 48.4   83.8   9.9   6.3  
750 or more 53.2   81.4   6.2   12.3  
                 
Region                
Northeast 51.7   91.2   3.8   5.0  
Midwest 51.2   98.1   1.0   0.9  
South 51.6   97.0   1.3   1.7  
West 50.6   97.1   1.5   1.3  
                 
Urbanicity type                
City 50.9   93.9   3.1   3.0  
Suburban 51.3   96.4   1.7   1.9  
Town 51.7   99.1      
Rural 52.7   97.4   0.8   1.8  
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
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 that provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.