Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
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Funeral service and mortuary science is a program that generally prepares individuals for careers in the funeral service industry and for licensure as funeral service directors or morticians. includes instruction in the basic elements of mortuary science and the business, counseling, and operational aspects of funeral service.
Careers for program graduates
Funeral service and mortuary science majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Chefs and Head CooksCooksMorticians, Undertakers, and F...Food Service ManagersHairdressers, Hairstylists, an...First-Line Supervisors of Food...Specialized ManagersFirst-Line Supervisors of Reta...Food Preparation WorkersWholesale and Manufacturing Sa...Building CleanersBakersWaiters and WaitressesGeneral and Operations Manager...Elementary and Middle School S...Cashiers
High School
Some College
Associate's/Cert.
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in funeral service and mortuary science at each level last year.
05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's Degree
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all funeral service and mortuary science graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 76% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 64% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in funeral service and mortuary science earned in the last academic year, 65% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 63% of other programs.
Completions History

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Number of graduates
05001,0001,5002,000200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
2-4 Year Certificate
1-2 Year Certificate
0-1 Year Certificate
Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science doing?

Below you'll see the distribution of the starting salaries and accumulated federal and private educational loans across schools that offer this program.

Median starting salaries
$32K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KAssociate's
Median cumulative loan amount
$14K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's
Where can I complete this program?
Explore schools that offer funeral service and mortuary science degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Funeral Service and Mortuary Science. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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