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    Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana
    Mortuary Science Program

    9301 E. 59th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46216
    Jonathon DeHart, Program Chair
    Phone: (317) 921-4325
    FAX: (317) 916-7608
    Email: jdehart13@ivytech.edu
    Web: www.ivytech.edu/mortuary-science/index.html
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - NO
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    23

    23

    0

    0/0

    N/A

    2

    N/A

    N/A

    2021

    0

    0

    13

    11/13

    81%

    3

    31%

    31%

    2020

    67

    16

    23

    23/23

    79%

    6

    87%

    87%



    * 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 - Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    2

    50%

     69%

     

     2022

    2

     0%

    64%

      2021

    11

     64%

     68%

     

     2021

    11

     45%

     57%

    2020

    24

    67%

    73%

     

    2020

    23

    57%

    64%


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


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 2008/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation:  October 2018 for period of seven (7) years
      Most recent Accreditation decisions: October 2018 re-accreditation with no stipulations following receipt of updated assessment plan.
      -June 2021 - Program on Administrative Probation during search for new program director. (Standard 1.8) A new cohort of students will not be admitted to the program until new funeral service staff is in place.
      -August 2021 - Status changed to 'Show Cause' why accreditation should not be removed by February 15, 2022 due to inadequate staffing.
      -April 2022 - Program is returned to good standing with hiring of new Program Director.

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    Mid-America College of Funeral Service
    3111 Hamburg Pike
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Audrina Dollar, Program Director & Interim President
    Phone: (812) 288-8878
    FAX: (812) 288-5942
    Email: adollar@mid-america.edu
    Web Site: www.mid-america.edu/academics/programs-degrees
    Accredited Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science; Bachelor of Science
    Distance Education - YES (AAS degree and BS degree completion)
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Mid-America College of Funeral Service

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    477

    285

    32

    15/32

    90%

    144

    53%

    53%

    2021

    355

    264

    51

    51/51

    69%

    112

    92%

    67%

    2020

    162

    101

    61

    61/61

    79%

    9

    72%

    79%



    * 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 - Mid-America College of Funeral Service

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    24

     92%

     69%

     

     2022

    21

     71%

    64%

      2021

    32

     78%

     68%

     

     2021

    30

     57%

     57%

    2020

    21

    71%

    73%

     

    2020

    17

    44%

    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 and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1981/Last comprehensive review 2023/Next comprehensive review tbd

      Re-accreditation:  October 2016 for period of seven (7) years with approval of new Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service Management to include disclosure statement "not regionally accredited."
      Most recent Accreditation decisions:  October 2023 - Program placed on Probation. See details below.
      -April 2018 - Approved distance education for delivery of the accredited AAS degree program with Focus Visit. Focus Visit review by COA in October 2020.
      -April 2020 - Program placed on probation for failure to meet Standard 10.4 - three-year average NBE pass rate less than 60%.
      Administrative Probationary Accreditation for failure to submit a timely and accurate Annual Report.
      -October 2020 - Probationary Accreditation status removed.
      -Focus Visit follow-up requires a completed assessment plan due February 2021.
      -April 2021 - COA acknowledges receipt of the distance education assessment plan. Next assessment plan update, due February 15, 2022, must demonstrate how the assessment data is used for program improvement.
      -April 2022 - Assessment plan accepted.

      -October 2023 - The institution and accredited programs are on Probation status for one year during which issues regarding accreditation standards 1,3,5,6,9,10 are to be addressed.
      Standard 1 - Provide evidence of a current and viable Advisory Board.
      Standard 3 - Published materials must accurately reflect the states where the AAS and BSFS degrees meet licensure requirements.
      -Demonstrate compliant transcript language for non-accredited programs.

      • Provide evidence that students are aware that courses may change from on-ground to distance delivery.

      Standard 5 - Update syllabi to accurately portray the college catalog and ABFSE B-6 curriculum distribution.

      • Provide inspection documentation for off-campus instructional sites.
      • Provide evidence of embalming competency certification by qualified faculty members and completion of funeral directing tasks.
      • Provide evidence of assessment data and analysis demonstrating equivalent academic rigor for online and face-to-face courses.
      • Submit an organized curriculum plan for the Bachelor degree offerings.

      Standard 6 - Provide evidence of student-teacher ratios compliant with the standard.
      Standard 9 - Demonstrate that pertinent students policies are provided before starting coursework.
      Standard 10 - Demonstrate that data collection and analysis is used for continuous program improvement.

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    Vincennes University
    Funeral Service Education Program

    1002 North First Street
    Vincennes, IN 47591
    Geoffrey Hodgson, Program Director
    Phone: (812) 888-5469
    FAX: (812) 888-4550
    Email: ghodgson@vinu.edu
    Web: www.vinu.edu/web/guest/major/funeral-service-education-a-s-career-tech
    Accredited Degrees Offered:  Associate of Applied Science; Associate of Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Vincennes University

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    56

    38

    17

    17/17

    100%

    7

    76%

    47%

    2021

    63

    39

    14

    14/14

    87%

    14

    50%

    50%

    2020

    77

    44

    12

    12/12

    80%

    26

    67%

    67%



    * 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 - Vincennes University

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    9

    67%

     69%

     

     2022

    13

     62%

    64%

      2021

    8

     75%

     68%

     

     2021

    6

     67%

     57%

    2020

    15

    67%

    73%

     

    2020

    13

    85%

    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; Associate of Science - Funeral Service Education

    Initial Accreditation 1978/Last comprehensive review 2023/Next comprehensive review tbd

      Re-accreditation:  October 2023 - re-accreditation decision deferred until April 2024.
      Most recent Accreditation decisions: 
      -October 2016 - Reaccreditation for period of seven (7) years.
      -April 2018 - 'Show Cause' was removed in April 2019 based on improvement of national licensing examination pass rates.  Program is in good standing.
      -April 2020 - COA reviewed progress report on institution's status with Higher Learning Commission.
      -October 2023 - final accreditation decision deferred until April 2024 while awaiting additional information.


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