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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Jefferson State Community College

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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Jefferson State Community College

If you are interested in studying funeral and mortuary science, you may want to check out the program at Jefferson State Community College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Jeff State is located in Birmingham, Alabama and has a total student population of 8,711.

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.

Jeff State Funeral & Mortuary Science Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Jeff State

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.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Jeff State offers distance education options for mortuary science at the following degree levels:

Jeff State 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 Jeff State

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

Jeff State Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Program

46% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 54% of mortuary science associate's degrees went to men and 46% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in mortuary science only graduates about 37% men each year. The program at Jeff State may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 17% more women than average.

Jeff State Gender Breakdown of Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in mortuary science at Jeff State are white. Around 75% 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 Jefferson State Community College with a associate's in mortuary science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Funeral & Mortuary Science Majors at Jefferson State Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 18
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 AL, the home state for Jefferson State Community College.

Occupation Jobs in AL Average Salary in AL
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 460 $40,840
Embalmers 190 $40,780
Funeral Service Managers 160 $78,000


*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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