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Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Overview

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The location of PIMS is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Known For?

90 Undergraduate Awards
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at PIMS is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at PIMS.

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Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PIMS.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#142 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc?

Location of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Contact details for PIMS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5808 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706
Phone: 412-362-8500
Website: www.pims.edu

How Do I Get Into PIMS?

You can apply to PIMS online at: https://www.pimssonisweb.com/studapp.cfm

Admission Requirements for PIMS

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into PIMS?

81% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc 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.Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Can I Afford Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc?

96% Take Out Loans
3.2% 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 PIMS, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,971 a year. That adds up to $31,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PIMS is 3.2%. 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.

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Undergraduate Student Diversity

103 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 205 undergraduate students at PIMS, with 103 being full-time and 102 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  PIMS

Gender Diversity

Of the 103 full-time undergraduates at PIMS, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PIMS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PIMS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 93
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Online Learning at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

53 Took All Classes Online
53 Took At Least One Class Online
-10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 53 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at PIMS has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 77th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of PIMS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc was -10.4%. This is the #2,576 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PIMS regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Funeral & Mortuary Science #10
Personal & Culinary Services #20

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%.

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Funeral & Mortuary Science 85 5 90
TOTAL 85 5 90

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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