Private School Universe Survey, 2011-12

Metadata Updated: January 30, 2017

The Private School Universe Survey, 2011-12 (PSS 2011-12), is a study that is part of the Private School Universe program. PSS 2011-12 ( is a cross-sectional survey that collects data on private elementary and secondary schools, including religious orientation, level of school, length of school year, length of school day, total enrollment (K-12), race/ethnicity of students, number of high school graduates, number of teachers employed, program emphasis, and existence and type of kindergarten program. The study was conducted using mail questionnaires, an internet response option and telephone and personal follow-up of all private schools in the United States. The PSS universe consists of a diverse population of schools. It includes both schools with a religious orientation (e.g., Catholic, Lutheran, or Jewish) and nonsectarian schools with programs ranging from regular to special emphasis and special education. The study�s response rate is 91.8 percent. Key statistics produced from PSS 2011-12 are on the number of private schools, students, and teachers, the number of high school graduates, the length of the school year and school day.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

Downloads & Resources



Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date January 30, 2017
Data Update Frequency R/P2Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date January 30, 2017
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Unique Identifier NCES_2013316
Stephen Broughman
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P2Y
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 17251c36-f08b-4ced-b095-5d2919974763
Harvest Source Id 5dbeaed9-d6b1-4f96-be25-63b14804ca7b
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Data First Published 2013-04-01
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-04-01
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Related Documents,,
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 06cb2c13394720d6c556eb7005d2f935c7793289
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Temporal 2011/2012

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.