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Bachelor’s Degrees in Funeral & Mortuary Science

196 Yearly Graduations
$37,350 Median Salary
$18,054 Median Debt
There are 9 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in mortuary science. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of mortuary science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mortuary Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 196 earned their bachelor's degree in mortuary science. This makes it the 251st most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in mortuary science is $37,350. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $32,250 to a high of $41,325.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in mortuary science is $18,054. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $21,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $13,250.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $187.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in mortuary science. About 64.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 69
Women 127
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Mortuary Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 151
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 8
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mortuary Science Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 9 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in mortuary science. Learn more about the most popular 9 below:

48 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for mortuary science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in mortuary science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#2

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Wayne State University. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

The mortuary science program at Wayne State University awarded 36 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in mortuary science. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The mortuary science program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 26 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 54% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Central Oklahoma. Roughly 14,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

The mortuary science program at University of Central Oklahoma awarded 24 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in mortuary science. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their bachelor's degree in mortuary science from SIUC. Of these students, 43% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Mid-America College of Funeral Service

Jeffersonville, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their bachelor's degree in mortuary science from Mid-America College. About 44% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Point Park University. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,858 per year.

The mortuary science program at Point Park University awarded 12 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Cypress College

Cypress, California
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cypress College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in mortuary science. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 bachelor's degrees were handed out to mortuary science majors at Cypress College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#9

Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Gannon University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in mortuary science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,245 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,170 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in mortuary science from Gannon.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Culinary Arts 679

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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