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    Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
    415 Barren Springs Drive
    Houston, TX 77090
    Stuart E. Moen, Interim President
    Phone: (281) 873-0262
    FAX: (281) 873-5232
    Email: s.moen@commonwealth.edu
    Web Site: www.commonwealth.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Commonwealth

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2019

    390

    242

    132

    111/132

    66%

    93

    96%

    79%

    2018

    311

    197

    64

    58/64

    32%

    94

    89%

    67%

    2017

    361

    210

    135

    134/135

    64%

    112

    65%

    65%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    ** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
    *** Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Commonwealth

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2017 - 2019

    77%

    64%

    2016 - 2018

    81%

    79%

    2015 - 2017

    86%

    88%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2019 Arts

    111

    80

    2019 Sciences

    95

    46


    Accreditation
    Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1988/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  April 2018 for period of 7 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2018 re-accreditation with no stipulations.

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    Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
    3909 S. Buckner Boulevard
    Dallas, TX 75227
    Wayne Cavender, President
    Phone: (214) 388-5466
    FAX: (214) 388-0316
    Email: wcavender@dallasinstitute.edu
    Web Site: www.dallasinstitute.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Dallas

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2019

    168

    66

    94

    94/94

    75%

    53

    79%

    72%

    2018

    101

    71

    49

    49/49

    62%

    35

    80%

    78%

    2017

    95

    46

    39

    39/39

    82%

    15

    80%

    87%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    ** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
    *** Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Dallas

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2017 - 2019

    71%

    63%

    2016 - 2018

    71%

    72%

    2015 - 2017

    74%

    81%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2019 Arts

    52

    37

    2019 Sciences

    53

    32


    Accreditation
    Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of 7 years with no stipulations.

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2019 - accepted the Focus Visit report required following April 2018 approval to offer the accredited AAS degree program via distance education.

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    Northeast Texas Community College
    Funeral Service Education
    2886 FM 1735, Chapel Hill Road
    Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455
    Rebecca M. R. Gardner, Program Director
    Phone: (903) 434-8314
    Email: rgardner@ntcc.edu
    Web Site: www.ntcc.edu/funeralservice
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Northeast Texas

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2019

    9

    4

    3

    3/3

    60%

    2

    100%

    100%

    2018

    11

    6

    5

    5/5

    83%

    1

    100%

    100%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    ** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
    *** Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Northeast Texas

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2017 - 2019

    67%

    60%

    2016 - 2018

    75%

    67%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2019 Arts

    2

    1

    2019 Sciences

    2

    1


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Service Education

    Initial Accreditation 2018/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2022

      Initial Accreditation: April 2018 for period of 3 years (extension granted during Covid-19 pandemic)

      Most recent Accreditation decision: April 2019 accepted monitoring report for distance education courses required after Initial Accreditation.

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    San Antonio College
    Mortuary Science Department

    1819 N. Main Avenue
    San Antonio, TX  78212
    Darrell R. Woody,  Program Coordinator
    Phone: (210) 486-1129
    FAX: (210) 486-9241
    Email: dwoody@alamo.edu
    Web Site: www.alamo.edu/sac/mortuary
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - NO

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - San Antonio

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2019

    114

    89

    24

    24/24

    100%

    1

    100%

    21%

    2018

    204

    58

    23

    22/23

    100%

    8

    74%

    74%

    2017

    214

    39

    27

    10/27

    100%

    0

    70%

    70%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    ** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
    *** Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - San Antonio

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2017 - 2019

    69%

    61%

    2016 - 2018

    72%

    65%

    2015 - 2017

    74%

    76%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2019 Arts

    27

    15

    2019 Sciences

    27

    14


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 1963/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of 7 years.

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  October 2017 re-accreditation with no stipulations.

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    Amarillo College
    Mortuary Science

    Amarillo, TX 79106

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Amarillo

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2019

    111

    53

    12

    11/12

    92%

    9

    100%

    83%

    2018

    141

    45

    19

    14/19

    74%

    13

    100%

    89%

    2017

    55

    55

    27

    11/27

    79%

    7

    100%

    100%

    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    ** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
    *** Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Amarillo

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2017 - 2019

    38%

    31%

    2016 - 2018

    50%

    37%

    2015 - 2017

    48%   

    40%   

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2019 Arts

    10

    3

    2019 Sciences

    8

    3


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Accreditation withdrawn effective June 30, 2020

    Initial Accreditation 2010/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2020

      Accreditation status: October 2018 - Re-accreditation renewal for two years, subject to 'Show Cause' status review in April 2020.
       
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2019 - Program moves from 'Probation' to 'Show Cause' status for failure to comply with Standard 11.4.1 (must 'Show Cause' why accreditation should not be removed by improving the 3-year average pass rate on the national licensing exam to 60%)

      May 2020 - Accreditation withdrawn; failure to meet threshold for minimum accepted pass rates on the national licensing examination for two consecutive 3-year periods. (Standard 10.4)
       


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