Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

3909 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227-4314
Tel: (214)388-5466
128 students
Private, non-profit
  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career.
School Highlights
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service serves 128 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is one of 20 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
The nearest community college is Eastfield College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
College Dallas Institute of Funeral Service (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 6 staff 65 staff
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 128 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 128 students 1,394 students
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 34:1
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 128 students 932 students
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
18%
37%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
26%
13%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Black (2006-2014)
% White
55%
39%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service White (2006-2014)
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.69
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $9,000 is less than the state average of $15,322. The private state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $9,000 $15,322
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 85%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is a non-profit institution dedicated to education and research for the funeral profession. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career. The institute provides the theory portion and practical application of funeral service education preparing the student for entry into the profession and for a State and/or National Board examination enabling him/her to begin or continue apprenticeship or internship for licensure. Dr. Carl Barnes, a well-known medical expert, founded this school in 1900 and called it Barnes School of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming. Professor Hood F. Smith directed the school, under the supervision of Dr. Barnes, until 1908 and then assumed full charge. He was assisted by Professor Will Dwyer. At that time, the name was changed to the Dallas School of Embalming. In 1969, Dallas Institute was invited to establish a similar satellite branch in Atlanta, Georgia. Because there were so many graduates of the Gupton-Jones College when it was in Nashville, the Board of Trustees decided to restore this well-known name to its new branch in Atlanta. The Dallas Institute then resumed its former name, Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, which was later changed to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. The Dallas Institute of Funeral Services is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Services Education (A.B.F.S.E.). The A.B.F.S.E. in an agency recognized by the United State Office of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Dallas private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,912 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.