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 is expected to grow 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 slow steady growth. Additionally, the number of enrolled students is forecast to increase and the high school retention rate is expected to grow slowly... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
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 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