Mortuary Science and Embalming
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Overview
Mortuary science and embalming is a program that prepares individuals for licensure as embalmers and morticians. includes instruction in pathogenic microbiology, systematic pathology, thanatochemistry, gross anatomy, clinical mortuary science, embalming, restorative art, applicable laws and regulations, and special services such as cremation and preparations required by specific religious communities.
Current award levels
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050100150Associate's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all mortuary science and embalming graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 84% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in mortuary science and embalming earned in the last academic year, 63% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 60% of other programs.
Recommended careers
Those who study this degree may be prepared to work as:
Completions History
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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
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Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Embalmers
$0$200K$44K
3,700
-0.8%
600
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We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen 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. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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Offering this program at this level
Associate's Degree
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4 schools offer this program (associate's degree) in the selected area.
School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Carl Sandburg College
IL
1,355
34.7
$1,695
62%
33%
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College
IL
4,666
40.2
$4,751
49%
27%
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service
GA
173
24.7
$15,658
43%
95%
University of the District of Columbia
DC
2,964
16.0
$16,741
43%
27%
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Mortuary Science and Embalming is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to Mortuary Science and Embalming that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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