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ABFSE Directory of Programs - Arkansas
 

    University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
    Funeral Service Program

    P.O. Box 140
    Hope, AR  71802
    Brad Sheppard, Program Director
    Phone: (870) 722-8523
    FAX: (870) 722-8511
    Email: brad.sheppard@uaht.edu
    Web: www.uaht.edu/academics/programs/uaht-programs/associate-of-applied-science-in-funeral-service-education
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - University of Arkansas

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    67

    12

    12

    10/12

    86%

    1

    92%

    75%

    2019

    49

    14

    5

    5/5

    56%

    4

    100%

    100%

    2018

    46

    9

    4

    4/4

    31%

    2

    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 - University of Arkansas

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    57%

    73%

     

    Sciences

    55%

    64%

    2019 Arts

    60%

    72%

     

    Sciences

    60%

    63%

    2018 Arts

    100%

    77%

     

    Sciences

    100%

    71%


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

    Initial Accreditation 1997/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation:  April 2018 for period of 7 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2019 accepted assessment plan; no additional action is necessary.
      June 2021 COA approved the delivery of the accredited program via distance education.

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    Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
    Funeral Science Program

    1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR  72653
    Matt Buel, Program Director
    Phone: (870) 508-6157
    Email: mbuel@asumh.edu
    Web: www.funeralscience.com

    Distance Education - YES (selected Arkansas locations only)

    Accreditation

      Most recent Accreditation decision: October 2020 - Candidacy application accepted allowing the candidacy process to begin.
      June 2021- Candidacy status approved.

      NOTE:  Candidacy is a pre-accreditation status. Programs approved for Candidacy may take up to two (2) years to achieve Initial Accreditation.


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