Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Tel: (412)362-8500
217 students
Private not-for-profit
The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science offers an extensive program designed to prepare students for the many challenges they will encounter as funeral service professionals. The diversified curriculum continually evolves to address the changing needs and expectations associated with contemporary funeral services.
School Highlights
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc serves 217 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is one of 21 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 175% over five years.
College Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 11 staff
24 staff
Number of Programs Offered 3 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 217 has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment 217 students 371 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
24:1
# Full-Time Students 101 students
345 students
# Part-Time Students 116 students
155 students
% Black
6%
13%
% White
94%
64%
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. 0.11 0.55

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
95%
Percent Admitted 64%
85%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • P.I.M.S. continues to provide thorough training in the mortuary arts and sciences. This training includes a theoretical understanding as well as personalized practical instruction by licensed funeral directors and embalmers. The school not only utilizes the facilities in its own building but also works in cooperation with the Allegheny County Coroner's Office to enhance the student's exposure to a wide range of applied experiences. The Institute strives to provide relevant information on all topics surrounding the death care industry thereby allowing both students and licensees to make informed choices within their chosen profession. In addition to this, an attempt is made to instill a sense of social consciousness which stresses the growing responsibilities and obligations of the funeral service professional. Ultimately, the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science aspires to provide its graduates with the resources and the confidence to represent funeral services as a professional caregiver providing a valuable contribution to the community. The Diploma Program (Embalming & Funeral Directing), Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program (Funeral Service Management), and the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree Program (Funeral Service Arts & Sciences) at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

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Did You Know?
For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,116 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pittsburgh 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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.