Painting the private school picture

Public school per-pupil revenue almost twice the average private school tuition

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How much does it cost to send a student to private school? How many students attend private schools nationwide and in Michigan? How many of those schools are religious? Do only wealthy children attend private schools?

The answers to these and other questions can be found in the recently released Digest of Education Statistics, 1999, published by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, and the Michigan Education Directory, 2000, published by Michigan Education Directory Inc.

Below is a snapshot of facts about private education in the United States and Michigan.