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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage of private schools with 12th-graders, number of graduates, graduation rate, and percentage of graduates who attended 4-year colleges, by selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
Selected characteristic Percent of schools
with 12th-graders
in 2012–13
  Number of 2012–13 graduates   2012–13 graduation rate1   Percent of 2012–13 graduates
who attended 4-year colleges
by fall 2013
 
Total 25.7   308,766   97.2   64.8  
                 
Private school typology                
Catholic 19.7   141,624   99.3   85.2  
Parochial 7.1   14,561   99.4   82.6  
Diocesan 19.3   65,204   99.2   85.3  
Private 54.8   61,859   99.4   86.1  
                 
Other religious 28.7   96,610   98.2   63.3  
Conservative Christian 54.8   37,363   98.6   63.0  
Other affiliated 28.9   27,418   98.0   71.3  
Unaffiliated 16.4   31,829   98.0   59.2  
                 
Nonsectarian 24.8   70,531   91.9   56.2  
Regular 22.3   56,052   99.1   80.5  
Special emhasis   15.2   8,986   80.4   51.0  
Special education 55.1   5,493   61.0   20.0  
                 
School level                
Elementary        
Secondary 92.0   171,812   97.8   69.1  
Combined 2 72.7   136,953   96.4   63.0  
                 
Program emphasis
               
Regular elementary/secondary 29.3   288,081   99.0   71.1  
Montessori 1.2   636   99.7   79.1  
Special program emphasis  33.8   6,453   97.3   76.2  
Special education 53.3   6,147   62.7   20.7  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative 57.3   7,343   78.1   39.0  
Early childhood        
                 
Size (number of students)                
Less than 50 12.9   8,237   82.6   39.9  
50-149 29.8   23,427   89.9   54.4  
150-299 31.9   44,335   95.3   72.5  
300-499 44.7   57,805   98.0   84.2  
500-749 67.2   67,866   99.3   89.0  
750 or more 91.0   107,097   99.4   90.4  
                 
Region                
Northeast 24.7   81,123   96.3   63.0  
Midwest 15.7   69,959   98.4   68.4  
South 36.0   103,037   98.3   65.6  
West 25.1   54,647   95.0   61.3  
                 
Urbanicity type                
City 28.2   144,577   97.4   68.7  
Suburban 25.2   117,621   96.9   65.9  
Town 26.1   14,233   98.3   60.6  
Rural 22.9   32,334   96.8   58.3  
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
1 The 2012–13 graduation rate is the percent of 12th graders enrolled around October 1, 2012 who graduated in 2012–13.
2 Includes the schools that reported 12th grade enrollment for 2012–13, but were elementary in 2013–14 (less than 1 percent).
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.