ERIC Number: ED417493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Private School Universe Survey, 1995-96. Statistical Analysis Report.
Broughman, Stephen P.; Colaciello, Lenore A.
In fall 1995, the United States had 27,686 private elementary and secondary schools. Data on these private schools, organized by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographical region, community type, and program emphasis are presented in this report. The information was collected from the Private School Survey, which was designed to collect data from all private schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The tables contained in the report classify data using three classificatory schemes: private school typology, religious and non-sectarian categories, and association membership. Results show that of the three primary types of private schools--Catholic, other religious, and non-sectarian--other religious schools were the most numerous (47 percent), followed by Catholic schools (30 percent) and non-sectarian schools (23 percent). However, of the approximately 5 million students enrolled in the nation's private schools, Catholic schools had more students (50 percent) than other types of private schools. Regions with the most private schools were the Midwest (27 percent) and South (29 percent). The region with the fewest private schools was the West (21 percent). Eighty percent of the schools emphasized a regular elementary/secondary program. Numerous charts and tables provide additional statistics. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Catholic Schools, Children, Data Collection, Educational Philosophy, Enrollment, National Surveys, Parochial Schools, Private Education, Private Schools, Proprietary Schools, Religious Education, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.