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 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc is one of 7 community colleges within Onondaga County, NY.
The nearest community college is Crouse Hospital College of Nursing (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College 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 61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 20 has declined by 52% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20 students 1,296 students
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student:Teacher Ratio 10:1 21:1
# Full-Time Students 16 students
814 students
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4 students
1,040 students
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
36%
15%
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Black (2006-2013)
% White
64%
51%
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc White (2006-2013)
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.46 0.68
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,050 is more than the state average of $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,050 $5,660
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,050 $10,250
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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