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ABFSE Directory of Programs - New Jersey
 

    Eastwick College
    Funeral Service Program

    250 Moore Street
    Hackensack, NJ  07601
    Kyle Ledford, Program Director
    Phone:  (201) 494-5062
    FAX:  (201) 488-1007
    Email: kledford@eastwick.edu
    Web:  http://eastwick.edu/program/funeral-services
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - NO
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Eastwick College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    74

    56

    12

    11/12

    63%

    13

    92%

    92%

    2021

    62

    34

    10

    9/10

    42%

    17

    100%

    100%

    2020

    68

    34

    9

    9/9

    100%

    9

    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 - Eastwick College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    6

     17%

     69%

     

     2022

    4

     25%

    64%

      2021

    1

     100%

     68%

     

     2021

    3

      100%

     57%

    2020

    8

    100%

    73%

     

    2020

    7

    100%

    64%


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


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

    Initial Accreditation 2015/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation: April 2019 accreditation continued for one year while program works to come into compliance with Standard 11.4.1 (consecutive 3-year periods with average pass rate on the national licensing examination less than 60%)
      Most recent Accreditation decisions:  April 2019 - Program moves from 'Probation' to 'Show Cause' status for failure to comply with Standard 11.4.1 (must 'Show Cause' why accreditation should not be removed by improving the 3-year average pass rate on the national licensing exam to 60%)
      -April 2020 - program returned to good standing after demonstrating improved 3-year average pass rate on the national licensing exam.
      -April 2022 - new Program Director named.

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    Mercer County Community College
    Funeral Service Curriculum

    1200 Old Trenton Road
    Trenton, NJ 08550
    Geralda Aldajuste, Interim Program Director
    Phone: (609) 570-3472
    FAX: (609) 570-3866
    Email: aldajusg@mccc.edu
    Web: www.mccc.edu/funeral
    Accredited Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science & Certificate (3rd year)
    Distance Education - Hybrid courses only
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Mercer County Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    102

    43

    32

    32/32

    73%

    1

    100%

    100%

    2021

    119

    52

    34

    30/34

    71%

    8

    100%

    100%

    2020

    119

    50

    34

    32/34

    71%

    9

    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 - Mercer County Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    39

     67%

     69%

     

     2022

    36

     61%

    64%

      2021

    35

     74%

     68%

     

     2021

    38

      60%

     57%

    2020

    21

    86%

    73%

     

    2020

    20

    75%

    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 & Certificate (3rd year) - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1976/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation: October 2018 for period of seven (7) years with one stipulation
      Most recent Accreditation decision: October 2018, submit updated assessment plan tied to new ABFSE Learning Outcomes by September 1, 2019
      -October 2019 accepted updated assessment plan.
       

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