Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, GA 30035
Tel: (770)593-2257
175 students
Private not-for-profit
The central purpose of the college is to give students a thorough acquaintance with those areas of knowledge essential to their specialization. The college is dedicated to the advancement of funeral service education and the funeral service profession. It is also dedicated to the ideals that all students: reach their full potential through service to their fellow man, develop a high self-enrichment by becoming vocationally, socially, and morally competent, and improve self-discipline as they strive to accomplish their goals through individual effort and group cooperation.
School Highlights:
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Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service serves 175 students (100.00% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
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Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service is one of 6 community colleges within DeKalb County, GA.
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The nearest community college is Everest Institute-Decatur (1.88 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 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 8 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 175 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 175 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 175 students
814 students
% Black
57%
12%
% White
43%
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. 0.49 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,500 is more than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,500 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,500 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,500 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation offering post-high school education to men and women interested in funeral service as a career. Gupton-Jones College has been educating leaders in funeral service since 1920. That proud tradition of excellence continues today as we provide the best education available to tomorrow's funeral practitioners. At Gupton-Jones you will find a dedicated and experienced full-time faculty who have proven themselves successful in the funeral profession. They are academically prepared to offer personalized and excellent instruction in their respective areas. You will be in an environment where everyone is dedicated to the high ideals of the funeral profession. While attending Gupton-Jones College, one may enjoy exciting Atlanta which offers a variety of recreational, artistic, and historic attractions! Of the recreational choices, one may visit Six Flags Over Georgia, with more than 200 acres of entertainment and just a few minutes from downtown Atlanta. Also, the downtown area offers a wide range of entertainment possibilities including Underground Atlanta, the World of Coke, and the Civic Center where concerts, shows and other attractions occur. For the sports-minded, Atlanta has excellent professional teams, headlined by the two year back-to-back National League Champions, and the 1995 World Champions, The Atlanta Braves. Atlanta also hosts the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks. In addition, the city offers several artistic attractions, such as the High Museum of Art, the famous Fox Theatre, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Downtown Atlanta features many historic sites including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Carter Presidential Center, and the gold-domed State Capitol. The college is accreditated by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, an agency recognized by the United States Office of Education.

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Did You Know?
DeKalb, GA 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 higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in DeKalb, GA is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.