Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr, Decatur,
GA, 30035-4022
Tel: (770)593-2257
205 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:
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service serves 205 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service is one of 8 community colleges within Dekalb County, GA.
The nearest community college is Atlanta Metropolitan State College (13.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 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 205 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 0:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
205 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
205 students
827 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian -
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 1%
% Black 59%
% White 40%
% Two or more races -
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $9,000 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,000 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $9,000 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,000 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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