Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Tel: (412)362-8500
235 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 235 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 25%.
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 (1.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc 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 Public

Student Body

The student population of 235 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 58:1 has increased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment
235 students
1,287 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
107 students
832 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 128 students
1,021 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc sch enrollment Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
2% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
12%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Black (2006-2011)
% White
96%
66%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc sch ethnicity Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc sta ethnicity
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. 0.08 0.45
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Percent Admitted 87%
78%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Percent Admitted (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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