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ABFSE Directory of Programs - California
 

    American River College
    Funeral Service Education

    4700 College Oak Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95841
    Valarie M. Rose, Funeral Service Education Coordinator
    Phone: (916) 484-8145
    FAX: (916) 484-8030
    Email: rosev@arc.losrios.edu
    Web: www.arc.losrios.edu/academics/programs-and-majors/funeral-service-education
    Accredited Degree Offered: Associate of Science
    Distance Education - YES (Limited)

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - American River

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    46

    30

    20

    20/20

    100%

    1

    100%

    100%

    2019

    35

    24

    13

    13/13

    100%

    1

    100%

    100%

    2018

    40

    16

    21

    21/21

    88%

    5

    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 - American River

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    70%

    73%

     

    Sciences

    63%

    64%

    2019 Arts

    63%

    72%

     

    Sciences

    88%

    63%

    2018 Arts

    60%

    77%

     

    Sciences

    90%

    71%


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

    Initial Accreditation 2002/Last comprehensive review 2014/Next comprehensive review 2021

      Re-accreditation:  April 2015 for 7 years with Focus Visit to review compliance with Standard 6 (recordkeeping) and Standard 11 (aims and objectives assessment).

      Most Recent Accreditation decision:  October 2018 - approved Focus Visit report confirming Standard 6 and Standard 11 compliance.

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    Cypress College
    Mortuary Science Department

    9200 Valley View Street
    Cypress, CA 90630
    Damon de la Cruz, PhD, Program Director
    Phone: (714) 484-7278
    FAX: (714) 484-7417
    Email: ddelacruz@cypresscollege.edu
    Web: www.cypresscollege.edu/academics/divisions-special-programs/health-science/mortuary-science
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Science
    Distance Education - NO

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Cypress

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    153

    69

    26

    20/26

    38%

    17

    77%

    81%

    2019

    123

    47

    26

    23/26

    55%

    16

    85%

    77%

    2018

    137

    66

    46

    42/46

    70%

    13

    83%

    72%



    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 - Cypress

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    92%

    73%

     

    Sciences

    83%

    64%

    2019 Arts

    56%

    72%

     

    Sciences

    76%

    63%

    2018 Arts

    89%

    77%

     

    Sciences

    91%

    71%


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

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2020/Next comprehensive review 2027

      Re-accreditation: May 2020 for period of 7 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision: May 2020 re-accreditation with no stipulations; important factors in the decision were the dedicated administration, faculty, staff, advisory board and loyal alumni base, availability of support resources including off -campus clinical sites, proactive efforts to meet employer's needs and an exemplary assessment plan.


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