Specialized Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
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Overview
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A specialized program that prepares individuals for careers in the funeral service industry and for licensure as funeral service directors or morticians.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn specialized funeral service and mortuary science degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Funeral Home ManagersCrematory OperatorsMorticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers
No degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in specialized funeral service and mortuary science at each level last year.
0102030Associate's Degree
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all specialized funeral service and mortuary science 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 lower percentage of graduates than in 98% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in specialized funeral service and mortuary science earned in the last academic year, 52% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 53% of other programs.
Completions History

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Number of graduates
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Associate's Degree
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1-2 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 a program in the field funeral service and mortuary science, which includes specialized funeral service and mortuary science.

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 specialized 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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