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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

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

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is located in Houston, Texas and approximately 286 students attend the school each year.

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.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Funeral & Mortuary Science Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Mortuary Science (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science

Online Classes Are Available at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service does offer online education options in mortuary science for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Associate’s Degree

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Funeral & Mortuary Science Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Mortuary Science Student Demographics at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the mortuary science majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Program

57% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 43% of mortuary science associate's degrees went to men and 57% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in mortuary science only graduates about 37% men each year. The program at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 6% more women than average.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Gender Breakdown of Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in mortuary science at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are white. Around 64% fell into this category, which is typical for this degree. Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in mortuary science graduates 3% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service with a associate's in mortuary science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Funeral & Mortuary Science Majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 65
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 Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

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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