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 higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less 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 9 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
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
59 staff
Number of Programs Offered 3 7

Student Body

The student population of 219 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment
219 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
114 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 105 students
1,017 students
Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
7%
% Black
10%
12%
% White
88%
57%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Percent Admitted 76%
78%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Percent Admitted (2010-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Academy of Court Reporting and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.