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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Amarillo College

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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Amarillo College

If you plan to study funeral and mortuary science, take a look at what Amarillo College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Amarillo College is located in Amarillo, Texas and has a total student population of 9,739.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Funeral & Mortuary Science section at the bottom of this page.

Amarillo College Funeral & Mortuary Science Degrees Available

  • Undergrad Certificate in Mortuary Science (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science

Online Classes Are Available at Amarillo College

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Amarillo College does offer online courses in mortuary science for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

Amarillo College Funeral & Mortuary Science Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Mortuary Science Student Demographics at Amarillo College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the mortuary science majors at Amarillo College.

Amarillo College Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Program

50% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 50% of mortuary science associate's degrees went to men and 50% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in mortuary science only graduates about 37% men each year. The program at Amarillo College may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 13% more women than average.

Amarillo College Gender Breakdown of Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in mortuary science at Amarillo College are white. Around 79% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Amarillo College with a associate's in mortuary science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Funeral & Mortuary Science Majors at Amarillo College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Careers That Mortuary Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in mortuary science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Amarillo College.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 1,980 $53,560
Funeral Service Managers 380 $80,560
Embalmers 360 $44,450

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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