U.S. private school enrollment rates, by region from 1995 to 2010

This statistic shows the rate of student enrollment in U.S. private schools teaching prekindergarten through to grade 12 (preK-12) as a percentage of all enrollment in the respective regions seen in the graph. In the 2009/10 school year, enrollment in private schools across the whole of the U.S. stood at 10 percent, down from 11.7 percent in 1995/96.

Share of students enrolled in preK-12 private schools in the United States from 1995/96 to 2009/10, by region

YearAll U.S.NortheastMidwestSouthWest
2009/1010%14%10.8%9.1%8%
2007/0810.7%14.9%11.2%9.6%8.9%
2005/0611%14.8%11.7%9.8%9.4%
2003/0411.2%15.4%11.9%9.9%9.1%
2001/0211.7%16.1%12.6%10.3%9.6%
1999/0011.4%15.5%12.4%10%9.2%
1997/9811.4%15.6%12.5%9.8%9.4%
1995/9611.7%16%12.7%9.8%10%
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2010

Supplementary notes

PreK-12 means that the school teaches grades from prekindergarten through to grade 12.

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