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172 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in mortuary science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 39% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Mortuary Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 172 students earned their basic certificate in mortuary science. This earns it the #146 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for mortuary science majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for mortuary science majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in mortuary science. About 51.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 83
Women 89
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Mortuary Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of mortuary science basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 49
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 104
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 8
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mortuary Science Basic Certificate Students

There are 15 colleges that offer a basic certificate in mortuary science. Learn more about the most popular 15 below:

#1

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
45 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for mortuary science students seekinga basic certificate is Jefferson State Community College. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 basic certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at Jeff State. About 53% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey
37 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mercer County Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mortuary science. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their basic certificate in mortuary science from Mercer County Community College. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

25 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mortuary science. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 basic certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. About 44% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

23 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mortuary science. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 basic certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Of these students, 52% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
20 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 28,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at SPC. About 55% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana awarded 8 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Saint Louis Community College. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mortuary science program at Saint Louis Community College awarded 6 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

San Antonio College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in mortuary science from San Antonio College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#9

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Piedmont Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mortuary science. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at Piedmont Technical College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#9

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogeechee Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mortuary science. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in mortuary science from Ogeechee Technical College.

#11

John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations

John Tyler Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mortuary science. The mortuary science program at John Tyler Community College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mortuary science that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Cosmetology 41,711
Culinary Arts 8,217
Other Personal & Culinary Services 235

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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