Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc

Tel: (315)475-5142
20 students
Private for-profit
Simmons is a single purpose institute offering the highest quality program of Funeral Service Education. We do our utmost to prepare students in embalming sciences, funeral directing arts, and business management for membership in a vocation of service.
School Highlights:
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc serves 20 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc is one of 7 community colleges within Onondaga County County, NY.
The nearest community college is Crouse Hospital College of Nursing (1.9 miles away).

School Overview

Simmons Institute of Funeral Service 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 for-profit Public
Total Faculty 2 staff 60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 20 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 0:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
20 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 21:1
# Full-Time Students
16 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 4 students
1,017 students
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc sch enrollment Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc sta enrollment
% Black
36%
12%
% White
64%
57%
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc sch ethnicity Simmons Institute of Funeral Service 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. 0.22 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,050 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,050 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,050 $5,740
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,050 $10,252
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Much has changed in our world since 1900 when Simmons Institute was founded. Educational requirements have moved from a "trade school" approach to obtaining a minimum of a two-year degree through an accredited college program. Having the opportunity to establish a solid foundation for further education while learning the arts and skills required to becoming technically competent as a funeral director is what Simmons is all about. Simmons Institute is one of the few accredited programs in the nation that maintains and operates an excellent on-site clinical program in which to have the opportunity to obtain invaluable practical experience. Personnel are available to teach embalming and restorative art techniques around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The main offices of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service are housed in a two-story brick building, located at 1828 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY. The first floor of this building features the main business offices, bookstore, classroom, student lounge, funeral museum and embalming lab. On the second floor are two more classrooms, restorative art lab, two extensive product information center (one for preparation room supplies and the other for funeral merchandise), the Library for Funeral Service Education, and the computer center which is open to all students as an extension of the library facility. Simmons Institute was the first to develop the Weekend Study program in 1990.Simmons Institute remains one of the very few programs in the United States today that requires a dress code. The attitude of being and acting professional will continue to be an important factor. Pride in personal appearance is not a given, but becomes a way of life.

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Syracuse 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Syracuse is Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.