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Universe of Private Schools, 1976-1980: Condensed Version [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Private School Survey (PSS) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
elementary schools; private schools; religious schools; schools
  • Abstract

    This dataset, a condensed version of UNIVERSE OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1976-1980: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 6588), consists of a four-year summary of data on private schools in the United States for 1976-1980. Each private elementary and secondary school is categorized as religiously affiliated or not. Information collected from school administrators includes state and county in which the school is located, type of school, lowest and highest grade served, enrollment, number of teachers, pupil/teacher ratio, and number of graduates. There are no data for 1979.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1980
    Time period: 1976--1980
  • 1976 / 1980
    Collection date: 1976--1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Private schools in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
Users should consult NCES publication 81-104, "Private Schools in American Education," which is included in the documentation being released with this dataset, for an explanation of the issues related to sampling.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2394 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (2000): Universe of Private Schools, 1976-1980: Condensed Version [United States]. Version 1. Private School Survey (PSS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.