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Universe of Private Schools, 1976-1980: Condensed Version [United States] (ICPSR 2394)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


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.

Series: Private School Survey (PSS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. UNIVERSE OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1976-1980: CONDENSED VERSION [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02394.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02394.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elementary schools, private schools, religious schools, schools

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976--1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--1980

Universe:    Private schools in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    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.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2000-09-25


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