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Undergraduate Certificates in Funeral & Mortuary Science

311 Yearly Graduations
$35,200 Median Salary
$9,054 Median Debt
There are 20 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 48% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Mortuary Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 311 earned their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. This earns it the #81 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science is $35,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,625 and the high is $38,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science is $9,054. 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, $10,958 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,344.

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The median monthly payment of a mortuary science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $94.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. About 58.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 130
Women 181
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Mortuary Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 155
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mortuary Science Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 20 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
75 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science from FTCC. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#2

Antilles School of Technical Careers

San Juan, Puerto Rico
35 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Antilles School of Technical Careers. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science from Antilles School of Technical Careers. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#3

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is San Antonio College. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science from San Antonio College. About 75% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

31 Yearly Graduations
58% Women

Des Moines Area Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in mortuary science. Each year, around 23,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 undergraduate certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at DMACC.

#5

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
27 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson State Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Jefferson State Community College awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

25 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worsham College of Mortuary Science is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Worsham College of Mortuary Science awarded 25 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Amarillo College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in mortuary science. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mortuary science program at Amarillo College awarded 15 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#8

John A Gupton College

Nashville, Tennessee
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John A Gupton College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in mortuary science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 undergraduate certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at John A Gupton College. Of these students, 38% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Arkansas State University - Mountain Home. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science from ASUMH. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#11

Liceo de Arte-Dise-O y Comercio

Caguas, Puerto Rico
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Liceo de Arte-Dise-O y Comercio. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at Liceo de Arte-Dise-O y Comercio. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#11

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for mortuary science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Delgado Community College. The mortuary science program at Delgado Community College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in mortuary science from PIMS.

#14

Northeast Texas Community College

Mount Pleasant, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Texas Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The mortuary science program at Northeast Texas Community College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#15

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations

Miami Dade College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in mortuary science. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to mortuary science majors at MDC.

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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.

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