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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Northwest Mississippi Community College

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Funeral & Mortuary Science at Northwest Mississippi Community College

Every funeral and mortuary science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the mortuary science program at Northwest Mississippi Community College stacks up to those at other schools.

NWCC is located in Senatobia, Mississippi and approximately 7,537 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.

NWCC Funeral & Mortuary Science Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science

NWCC 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 NWCC

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

NWCC Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Program

80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 20% of mortuary science associate's degrees went to men and 80% went to women.

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

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in mortuary science at NWCC are white. Around 60% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree. NWCC does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in mortuary science graduates 7% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Funeral & Mortuary Science Majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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 MS, the home state for Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Occupation Jobs in MS Average Salary in MS
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 310 $35,630
Embalmers 60 $38,890


*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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