Private Schools in the US: Market Research Report

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Private Schools Market Research Report | NAICS 61111b | Mar 2014

Cutting class: Increasing household income and public assistance will moderately boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Private Schools market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Private Schools industry are adjusting to steadily declining enrollment levels and increasing competition. Due to continued drops in enrollment, mounting competition from charter schools and the poor economy, revenue grew only slightly in the five years to 2014. However, as the economy recovers over the next five years, household income will increase and government funding will become more readily available, leading to slowly climbing revenue... purchase to read more

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Private schools can be broadly segmented into Catholic schools, other religious schools and secular schools. More than 95.7% of private schools are co-educational, 2.4% are all-boys schools and the remaining 1.9% are all-girls schools. Most private schools are relatively small; 82.7% of schools have fewer than 150 students enrolled and 32.8% have fewer than 50 students enrolled.

Catholic schools

Catholic schools can be broken down into parochial, diocesan and private, depending on the source of their funding. Catholic schools are estimated to account for 30.3% of revenue, but 39.4% of total enrollment. The disparity between revenue and enrollment is due to Catholic schools' low tuition fees... purchase to read more


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What is the Private Schools Industry?

The Private Schools industry comprises primary (kindergarten through sixth grade) and secondary (seventh through 12th grade) educational institutions that are predominantly funded through tuition fees and other private sources. Government or public agencies do not fund private schools, however, they may receive indirect assistance through certain programs or policies. Schools funded by the government are included in the Public Schools industry (IBISWorld report 61111a).

Industry Products
Catholic schoolsOther religious schoolsSecular schools
Industry Activities
Teaching basic literacy and numeracy Establishing foundations in science, mathematics, geography, history and other social sciencesMeeting regulatory accreditation standardsAdministering private funding efforts

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