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    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
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Des Moines Area Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    206

    90

    68

    55/68

    77%

    2

    93%

    93%

    2021

    213

    112

    53

    47/53

    81%

    31

    100%

    94%

    2020

    198

    85

    68

    64/68

    93%

    26

    82%

    82%



    * 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 Area Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    64

    88%

     69%

     

     2022

    65

     83%

    64%

      2021

    55

     95%

     68%

     

     2021

    55

     82%

     57%

    2020

    59

    92%

    73%

     

    2020

    60

    75%

    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 degree and Advanced Standing Diploma - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 2005/Last comprehensive review 2021/Next comprehensive review 2028

      Re-accreditation:  April 2022 for period of seven (7) years.
      Most recent Accreditation decisions:  October 2016 - new associate degree added to program offerings.
      -April 2022 - Program re-accredited for a period of seven (7) years with no stipulations.
      COA recognized the strength of the faculty and college leadership in general, financial support for the program and an exemplary assessment plan.
       


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