Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Tel: (412)362-8500
219 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 219 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is one of 22 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 9 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
College Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 9 staff
61 staff
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 3 7

Student Body

The student population of 219 has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 219 students 1,315 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
22:1
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 114 students
815 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 105 students
1,061 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
20%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
15%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Black (2006-2013)
% White
88%
49%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.22 0.70
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 76%
81%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Percent Admitted (2010-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

Did You Know?
For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,782 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.