American Board of Funeral Service Education

 

 

 

 

ABFSE Directory of Programs - Massachusetts
 

    FINE Mortuary College
    Funeral Service
    150 Kerry Place
    Norwood, MA 02062
    Melissa Cyfers, Program Director
    Phone: (781) 762-1211
    FAX: (781) 762-7177
    Email: mcyfers@fmc.edu
    Web: www.fmc.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES (Limited)

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - FINE

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    141

    46

    18

    14/18

    78%

    21

    100%

    100%

    2019

    156

    59

    39

    34/39

    87%

    23

    100%

    87%

    2018

    144

    45

    30

    26/30

    87%

    10

    93%

    93%



    * 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 - FINE

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    90%

    73%

     

    Sciences

    67%

    64%

    2019 Arts

    59%

    72%

     

    Sciences

    59%

    63%

    2018 Arts

    83%

    77%

     

    Sciences

    90%

    71%


    Accreditation
    Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1997/Last comprehensive review 2019/Next comprehensive review 2026

      Re-accreditation: October 2019 for period of 7 years.

      Most recent Accreditation decision: October 2019 for period of 7 years with no stipulations. Important factors in the decision were the rapid response to suggestions of the site visit team, consistent student success on the national licensing examination, upgraded facilities since the last ABFSE visit and the opportunities for communication between all constituencies of the institution.

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    Cape Cod Community College
    Funeral Service Program

    Bridgewater State University, East Campus
    Burnell Hall
    66 Hooper Street
    Bridgewater, MA 02325
    Daniel C. Shea, Program Coordinator
    Phone: (508) 375-5036
    Email: dshea@capecod.edu
    FAX: (508) 375-5046
    Web: https://www.capecod.edu/degrees/as-funeral-service/
    Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Learning - NO

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Cape Cod

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2020

    36

    18

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    * 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 - Cape Cod

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

     

    Single Year

    School Pass Rate

    National Pass Rate

    2020 Arts

    n/a

    73%

     

    Sciences

    n/a

    64%


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE to teach out Mt. Ida College:  Associate in Science degree program effective through September 1, 2020.

      May 2020 - Candidacy for Cape Cod Community College Funeral Service Associate degree Program approved.
      Initial Accreditation 2021/Last comprehensive review 2020/Next comprehensive review 2023
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2021 - Initial Accreditation granted for period of three years.

      Effective August 27, 2018, CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE was approved by ABFSE to teach out students enrolled in the Mount Ida College AS degree program at the time of the Mount Ida closing in May 2018 with classes offered on the campus of Bridgewater State University.  Individuals completing the program under the teach out arrangement are considered graduates of an ABFSE accredited program. (Transcripts for Mt. Ida graduates can be ordered online at  http://www.umass.edu/registrar/mtida; requests to verify program completion should be sent to registrar@mountida.edu.)

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    North Shore Community College
    Funeral Services Program

    1 Ferncroft Rd.
    Danvers, MA  72653
    Phone: (807) 508-6157
    Program Coordinator: Sarah Stopyra
    Email: sstopyra@northshore.edu
    Web: https://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/fns/index.html
    Distance Education - Hybrid courses

    Accreditation
             
    Most recent Accreditation decision - June 2021- Candidacy status approved.

    NOTE: 
    Candidacy is a pre-accreditation status. Programs approved for Candidacy may take up to two (2) years to achieve Initial Accreditation.

     

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