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ABFSE Directory of Programs - Tennessee
 

    John A. Gupton College
    Funeral Service Programs

    1616 Church Street
    Nashville, TN 37203
    B. Steven Spann, President
    Phone: (615) 327-3927
    FAX: (615) 321-4518
    Email: spann@guptoncollege.edu
    Web: www.guptoncollege.edu
    Accredited Degrees Offered:  Associate of Arts; Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - John A. Gupton College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    186

    92

    38

    23/38

    61%

    35

    100%

    100%

    2021

    237

    92

    27

    23/27

    85%

    45

    100%

    89%

    2020

    231

    70

    46

    26/46

    57%

    26

    82%

    80%



     * 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 - John A. Gupton College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    38

     97%

     69%

     

     2022

    37

     89%

    64%

      2021

    27

     96%

     68%

     

     2021

    27

      93%

     57%

    2020

    42

    88%

    73%

     

    2020

    42

    81%

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

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2021/Next comprehensive review 2028

      Re-accreditation:  October 2021 for period of seven (7) years
      Most recent Accreditation decisions:  October 2017 - Approved new distance education AAS degree following Focus Visit.
      -October 2021 - Re-accredited for period of seven (7) years with no stipulations following a virtual site visit and with recognition of strong financial support, organization and structure, administration, teamwork and collegiality. Also acknowledged were ease of use and accessibility of information on the website and in print, and facilities and learning environment that foster student success.
      (in person follow-up to virtual visit completed October 2021)

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    Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Funeral Service Program

    Whitehaven Center
    1234 Finley Road
    Memphis, TN  38116
    Gerren Herndon, Program Director
    Phone: (901) 333-6467
    FAX: Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Email:  gherndon@southwest.tn.edu
    Web: https://www.southwest.tn.edu/funeral/index.php
    Distance Education - NO
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Southwest Tennessee Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    33

    7

    2

    2/2

    29%

    1

    100%

    100%

    2021

    50

    65

    6

    6/6

    13%

    22

    100%

    100%

    2020

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---



     * 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 - Southwest Tennessee Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    1

    100%

     69%

     

     2022

    1

     0%

    64%

      2021

    2

     50%

     68%

     

     2021

    0

     n/a

     57%

    2020

    -

    n/a

    73%

     

    2020

    -

    n/a

    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 Education

    Initial Accreditation 2021/Last comprehensive review 2021/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  August 2021 - Initial Accreditation approved for period of 3 years
      -April 2020 - Candidacy approved
      -April 2021 - Candidacy status on Probation to address recordkeeping stipulations and to provide an assessment plan in compliance with January 1, 2020 standards.
      -June 2021 - Initial Accreditation denied. No updated assessment plan provided; recordkeeping and documentation stipulations not met. Option to appeal the decision is available.
      -August 2021 - Initial Accreditation approved following COA review of supporting documents.  Updated assessment plan to be submitted with each Annual Report.
      -October 2022 - Administrative Probationary Accreditation for failure to pay accreditation renewal fees.
      -February 2023 -Administrative Probation addressed. Program returns to 'Good Standing.'
       


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