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    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
    Part-time option available - No

     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

    2022

    94

    22

    12

    12/12

    48%

    6

    100%

    83%

    2021

    64

    25

    9

    9/9

    75%

    3

    100%

    89%

    2020

    67

    12

    12

    10/12

    86%

    1

    92%

    75%



    * 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

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

     11

    55%

    69%

     

     2022

    11

    73%

    64%

      2021

     9

     67%

     68%

     

     2021

    11

     55%

     57%

    2020

     14

    57%

    73%

     

    2020

    11

    55%

    64%


    School pass rate is based on 1st time test takers within one year of graduation.
    Contact the program directly for information regarding success of Distance Education graduates.


    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 decisions:  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
    Dr. Jeffrey Hicks, Program Director
    Phone: (870) 508-6164
    Email: jhicks@asumh.edu
    Web: www.funeralscience.com
    Distance Education - YES (selected Arkansas locations only)
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    20

    13

    4

    4/4

    100%

    3

    100%

    100%

    2021

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -

    - - -



    * 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 - Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

     11

    36%

    69%

     

     2022

    12

    42%

    64%

      2021

     

    ---

     68%

     

     2021

     

     ---

     57%


    School pass rate is based on 1st time test takers within one year of graduation.


    Accreditation

      Initial Accreditation 2022/last comprehensive review 2022/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Most recent Accreditation decisions:
      -October 2020 - Candidacy application accepted allowing the candidacy process to begin.
      -June 2021- Candidacy status approved.
      -April 2022 - Initial Accreditation granted with no stipulations. Initial Accreditation is for a period of three (3) years. COA acknowledged the long-standing commitment of the program Advisory Committee, the development of the program assessment plan and efforts to add a second full-time faculty member.


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