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Associate’s Degrees in Funeral & Mortuary Science

1,286 Yearly Graduations
$32,200 Median Salary
$14,000 Median Debt
There are 67 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in mortuary science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 30% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.3% of mortuary science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mortuary Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,286 associate's degrees were awarded to mortuary science majors. This earns it the #78 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in mortuary science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,286
Undergraduate Certificate 311
Bachelor’s Degree 196
Basic Certificate 172

Earnings of Mortuary Science Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in mortuary science is $32,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $30,800 to a high of $34,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in mortuary science is $14,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $15,860 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,280.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $146.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in mortuary science. About 65.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 445
Women 841
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Mortuary Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of mortuary science associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 219
Hispanic or Latino 134
White 871
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 50
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mortuary Science Associate's Degree Students

There are 67 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in mortuary science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

101 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for mortuary science students seekingan associate's degree is Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. About 57% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

95 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mortuary science program at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service awarded 95 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

85 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc awarded 85 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

67 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. About 64% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

66 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mortuary science program at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science awarded 66 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Cypress College

Cypress, California
51 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cypress College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 15,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Cypress College. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

49 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Worsham College of Mortuary Science awarded 49 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 73% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service awarded 45 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
39 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Fayetteville Technical Community College awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#9

John A Gupton College

Nashville, Tennessee
39 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John A Gupton College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in mortuary science from John A Gupton College. About 64% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado
33 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arapahoe Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Roughly 12,700 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Arapahoe Community College awarded 33 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chandler-Gilbert Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. About 87% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

FINE Mortuary College

Norwood, Massachusetts
31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

FINE Mortuary College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at FINE Mortuary College. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#12

Mid-America College of Funeral Service

Jeffersonville, Indiana
31 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mid-America College of Funeral Service is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Mid-America College. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#15

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Miami Dade College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is St Petersburg College. Roughly 28,800 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at St Petersburg College awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
24 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Goodwin College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in mortuary science. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,988 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Goodwin. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
24 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vincennes University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mortuary science program at Vincennes University awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
24 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson State Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Jefferson State Community College awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
21 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Piedmont Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Piedmont Technical College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mortuary science that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Culinary Arts 9,185
Cosmetology 940
Other Personal & Culinary Services 2

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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