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    Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
    415 Barren Springs Drive
    Houston, TX 77090
    Cody Lopasky, President
    Phone: (281) 873-0262
    FAX: (281) 873-5232
    Email: c.lopasky@commonwealth.edu
    Web: www.commonwealth.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    399

    277

    138

    134/138

    87%

    98

    94%

    69%

    2021

    349

    211

    162

    161/162

    81%

    64

    91%

    66%

    2020

    384

    215

    158

    154/158

    85%

    88

    92%

    65%



    * 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 - Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    81

    75%

     69%

     

     2022

    68

     69%

    64%

      2021

    70

     59%

     68%

     

     2021

    65

      43%

     57%

    2020

    77

    71%

    73%

     

    2020

    72

    51%

    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 - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1988/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  April 2018 for period of seven (7) years.
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2018 re-accreditation with no stipulations.

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    Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
    3909 S. Buckner Boulevard
    Dallas, TX 75227
    Erin Wilson, Program Director
    Phone: (214) 388-5466
    Email: erinwilson@dallasinstitute.edu
    Web: www.dallasinstitute.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - No

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    277

    213

    62

    58/62

    29%

    79

    92%

    90%

    2021

    350

    75

    72

    68/72

    65%

    20

    85%

    65%

    2020

    220

    156

    105

    105/105

    67%

    16

    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 - Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    49

     76%

     69%

     

     2022

    47

     68%

    64%

      2021

    62

     81%

     68%

     

     2021

    61

      64%

     57%

    2020

    61

    72%

    73%

     

    2020

    59

    64%

    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 in Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of seven (7) years with no stipulations.
      Most recent Accreditation decision: April 2019 - accepted the Focus Visit report required following April 2018 approval to offer the accredited AAS degree program via distance education.

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    Northeast Texas Community College
    Funeral Service Education
    2886 FM 1735, Chapel Hill Road
    Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455
    Rebecca M. R. Gardner, Program Director
    Phone: (903) 434-8314
    Email: rgardner@ntcc.edu
    Web Site: www.ntcc.edu/funeralservice
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Northeast Texas Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    58

    39

    25

    22/25

    89%

    3

    100%

    96%

    2021

    38

    19

    15

    15/15

    95%

    2

    93%

    93%

    2020

    24

    20

    3

    3/3

    83%

    2

    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 - Northeast Texas Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    21

     67%

     69%

     

     2022

    19

     58%

    64%

      2021

    9

     44%

     68%

     

     2021

    9

     44%

     57%

    2020

    3

    33%

    73%

     

    2020

    4

    50%

    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 - Funeral Service Education

    Initial Accreditation 2018/Last comprehensive review 2022/Next comprehensive review 2028

      Re-accreditation: April 2022 for period of seven (7) years (original accreditation extension granted during Covid-19 pandemic)
      Most recent Accreditation decisions: April 2019 accepted monitoring report for distance education courses required after Initial Accreditation.
      -April 2022 - Re-accreditation granted with stipulation to submit an updated assessment plan that incorporates Program Learning Outcomes as identified in Standard 2. Updated plan due February 2023.
      COA acknowledged the level of institutional support for the program, leadership of the program director, the dedication of the program faculty, modern facilities and a supportive Advisory Board.

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    San Antonio College
    Mortuary Science Department

    1819 N. Main Avenue
    San Antonio, TX  78212
    Mary Mena,  Program Coordinator
    Phone: (210) 486-1129
    Email: mmena@alamo.edu
    Web Site: www.alamo.edu/sac/mortuary
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - NO
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - San Antonio College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    277

    66

    16

    8/16

    100%

    1

    94%

    75%

    2021

    167

    76

    26

    23/26

    88%

    2

    92%

    62%

    2020

    78

    63

    15

    15/15

    100%

    1

    73%

    53%



    * 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 - San Antonio College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    18

     83%

     69%

     

     2022

    14

     71%

    64%

      2021

    21

     71%

     68%

     

     2021

    16

      63%

     57%

    2020

    11

    91%

    73%

     

    2020

    14

    64%

    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 1963/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of seven (7) years.
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  October 2017 re-accreditation with no stipulations.


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