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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Overview

Located in Houston, Texas, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Known For?

126 Undergraduate Awards
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is the associate's degree.

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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service?

Location of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Contact details for Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone: 281-873-0262
Website: www.commonwealth.edu

Since Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service?

89% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $6,706 a year. That adds up to $26,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Undergraduate Student Diversity

243 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 286 undergraduate students at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, with 243 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Gender Diversity

Of the 243 full-time undergraduates at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 46
White 131
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Online Learning at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

160 Took All Classes Online
160 Took At Least One Class Online
1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 160 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 93rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was 1.3%. This is the #159 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Funeral & Mortuary Science 12%
Personal & Culinary Services 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Funeral & Mortuary Science #4
Personal & Culinary Services #6

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Funeral & Mortuary Science 25 101 126
TOTAL 25 101 126

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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