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ABFSE Directory of Programs - Iowa
 

    Des Moines Area Community College
    Mortuary Science Program

    2006 South Ankeny Boulevard
    Ankeny, IA  50023
    Kevin E. Patterson, Program Chair
    Phone (515) 964-6244
    FAX (515) 965-7082
    Email: kepatterson@dmacc.edu
    Web Site: http://funeral.dmacc.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate degree and Advanced Standing Diploma
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Des Moines

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    198

    85

    68

    64/68

    93%

    26

    82%

    82%

    2019

    202

    89

    65

    62/65

    89%

    17

    100%

    86%

    2018

    175

    101

    36

    34/36

    87%

    26

    97%

    97%



    * 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 - Des Moines

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    92%

    73%

     

    Sciences

    75%

    64%

    2019 Arts

    98%

    72%

     

    Sciences

    83%

    63%

    2018 Arts

    91%

    77%

     

    Sciences

    74%

    71%


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate degree and Advanced Standing Diploma - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 2005/Last comprehensive review 2014/Next comprehensive review 2021

      Re-accreditation:  April 2015 for period of 7 years.

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  October 2016 - new associate degree added to program offerings.
       


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