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    American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service Education
    1501 Broadway, Ste. 1102
    New York, NY  10036
    Donald Cymbor, President
    Phone: (212) 757-1190
    FAX: (212) 765-5923
    Email: dcymbor@aami.edu
    Web: www.aami.edu
    Degree Offered:  Associate in Occupational Studies
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - American Academy McAllister Institute

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    569

    159

    92

    48/92

    52%

    229

    79%

    67%

    2021

    690

    189

    61

    26/61

    30%

    120

    67%

    57%

    2020

    666

    242

    82

    43/82

    74%

    213

    95%

    63%



    * 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 - American Academy McAllister Institute

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    79

     67%

     69%

     

     2022

    76

     64%

    64%

      2021

    56

     59%

     68%

     

     2021

    58

      52%

     57%

    2020

    63

    71%

    73%

     

    2020

    63

    159

    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
    Funeral Service Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Occupational Studies - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2020 (postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic)/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation:  April 2023 for period of three (3) years with stipulation to provide updated assessment plan and curriculum distribution.
      Most recent Accreditation decisions: April 2021 - current program and institutional accreditation continued on Probation. Probation status to be addressed by March 1, 2022 with requirements to verify accuracy of 2020 Annual Report data and verify compliance with accreditation standards that took effect January 1, 2020 (Standards 1,2,3,6,10).
      -April 2022 - Probation status extended for one year (until April 2023) based on significant efforts to address original probation concerns. At that time, a clearly articulated and integrated assessment plan must be presented. Such a plan will demonstrate a mechanism for collecting, assessing, and applying data in order for assessment efforts to lead to continuous program improvement.(in-person follow-up to October 2020 virtual site visit is required)
      -October 2022 -In-person follow-up visit completed.
      -April 2023 - Probation status resolved. Return to 'Good Standing.'

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    Hudson Valley Community College
    Mortuary Science Department

    80 Vandenburgh Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    Lori Q. Purcell, Department Chair
    Phone: (518) 629-7334
    FAX: (518) 629-7161
    Email: l.purcell@hvcc.edu
    Web: www.hvcc.edu/hsc/mts/index.html
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Hudson Valley Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    49

    30

    12

    9/12

    67%

    5

    83%

    75%

    2021

    45

    27

    18

    4/18

    67%

    5

    100%

    78%

    2020

    53

    18

    9

    4/9

    70%

    4

    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 - Hudson Valley Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    11

     73%

     69%

     

     2022

    8

      88%

    64%

      2021

    12

     92%

     68%

     

     2021

    13

      77%

     57%

    2020

    8

    63%

    73%

     

    2020

    7

    100%

    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 in Applied Science - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 1947/Last comprehensive review 2016/Next comprehensive review 2023

      Re-accreditation:  October 2016 for period of seven (7) years
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2017 received updated college catalog to verify proper accreditation statement.

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    Nassau Community College
    Mortuary Science Department

    357 East Road
    Garden City, NY 11530
    Michael F. Mastellone, Chair
    Phone: (516) 572-7277
    FAX: (516) 572-0626
    Email: michael.mastellone@ncc.edu
    Web: www.ncc.edu/programsandcourses/academic_departments/mortuary_science
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES (Less than 50%)
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Nassau Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    76

    29

    13

    11/13

    85%

    6

    100%

    77%

    2021

    82

    29

    31

    30/31

    97%

    4

    87%

    87%

    2020

    89

    28

    28

    27/28

    96%

    0

    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 - Nassau Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    10

    60%

     69%

     

     2022

    10

     90%

    64%

      2021

    23

     61%

     68%

     

     2021

    22

      64%

     57%

    2020

    23

    70%

    73%

     

    2020

    19

    63%

    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 - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 1991/Last comprehensive review 2022/Next comprehensive review tbd

      Re-accreditation:  April 2016 extended while program addresses Probation concerns.
      Most recent Accreditation decisions:  April 2019 accepted progress report to demonstrate use of assessment data for program improvement. 2019 Assessment Plan to be submitted with Annual Report.
      -April 2020 - acknowledged receipt of updated assessment plan.
      -April 2021 - 202l Annual Report is to be accompanied by an updated assessment plan that includes data and demonstration of how assessment was used for program improvement.
      -April 2022 - COA acknowledged receipt of the assessment plan. Evidence to support Standard 10.1.2g was not obvious. This information must be provided during the upcoming comprehensive review.
      -April 2023 -Probation for lone (1) year while the program addresses concerns with Standards 1,3,5,7,9,10 regarding internal communication processes, program recordkeeping, course syllabi, affiliation agreements, updates to student handbook and continued assessment concerns.

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    State University of New York at Canton
    Funeral Services Administration Program
    34 Cornell Drive, Cook 109
    Canton, NY 13617
    David R. Penepent, PhD, CFSP, Director
    Phone: (315) 386-7170
    FAX: (315) 386-7959
    Email: penepentd@canton.edu
    Web: www.canton.edu/sci_health/fsad
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Bachelor of Technology
    Distance Education - YES (Less than 50%)
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - State University of New York at Canton

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    80

    48

    13

    13/13

    100%

    0

    77%

    62%

    2021

    64

    2

    8

    7/8

    68%

    18

    100%

    88%

    2020

    77

    30

    15

    15/15

    86%

    3

    80%

    73%



    * 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 - State University of New York at Canton

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    7

     86%

     69%

     

     2022

    7

     71%

    64%

      2021

    8

     75%

     68%

     

     2021

    8

      63%

     57%

    2020

    13

    62%

    73%

     

    2020

    11

    64%

    64%


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


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Bachelor of Technology - Funeral Services Administration

    Initial Accreditation 2012/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025

      Re-accreditation:  April 2019 for period of seven (7) years.
      Most recent Accreditation decisions: April 2019 for period of 7 years with one stipulation to provide evidence of faculty assessment by September 1, 2019.
      -October 2019 - faculty assessment data to be updated by March 1, 2020.
      -April 2020 - COA acknowledged receipt of updated assessment plan.
       

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