Universe of Private Schools, 1976-1980: [United States] (ICPSR 6588)

Published: Sep 18, 2000

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



Version V1

This dataset, a longer version of UNIVERSE OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1976-1980: CONDENSED VERSION [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2394), consists of a four-year summary of data on private schools in the United States for 1976-1980. Information filled out by school administrators includes name and address of school, school district, type of school, lowest and highest grades taught, religious affiliation, enrollment, number of high school graduates, number of students, student/teacher ratio, and number of teachers employed. There are no data for 1979.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Universe of Private Schools, 1976-1980:  [United States]    . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-09-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06588.v1

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1976 -- 1980

1976 -- 1980

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.

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.

Private schools in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data



2000-09-18 SAS data definition statements were created for this data collection. Also, the data collection instrument was added to the codebook and both documents are now available as a PDF file.

1996-04-04 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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