American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service

  • AAMI is an urban, not-for-profit, private, single purpose academic institution dedicated to the educational needs of the funeral industry. AAMI provides educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for and meet the challenges to educate a socially and economically diverse population. AAMI provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to study, research and observe the culture and customs of the changing dynamics of the funeral profession.

School Highlights

American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service serves 328 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 328 students
  • Private-state tuition: $19,840
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Public
Total Faculty
26 staff
158 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
1
15

Student Body

The student population of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
328 students
1,460 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
75 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
252 students
591 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
310 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
327 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
390 students
586 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
12%
23%
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% Black
27%
17%
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% White
50%
43%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
% Unknown races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
15%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,200
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $19,840 is more than the state average of $16,456. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$19,840
$16,456
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Tuition Notes
69 credits at $575 a credit. $39,675 for entire program.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
65%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$22,600
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
95%
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • AAMI is a not-for-profit educational institution that was founded in 1926. It is the only funeral service school within New York City. AAMI has 80 years experience in funeral education and thousands of funeral directors have graduated from the school. AAMI is located in the heart of New York City and draws upon an experienced and diverse faculty and administration to teach our students. The faculty is largely comprised of experienced licensed funeral directors who have achieved further expertise in the field of education. The entire premise is well lighted, ventilated and air-conditioned, providing a cheerful and comfortable atmosphere during all seasons of the year. Physical facilities are readily accessible for the disabled. In addition to the usual classroom facilities for lecture and discussion, there are specially designed laboratories for Restorative Art and Computer Science which enhance the opportunities for students to learn by doing. A range of visual and learning aids are utilized to enhance and facilitate the educational experience in the classroom. These include films, slides, charts and manikins (models), video equipment, and power point presentations. The college is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service cost?
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service's private state tuition is approximately $19,840.
What is the acceptance rate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service?
The acceptance rate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service is 95%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 328 students
  • Private-state tuition: $19,840
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For New York County, NY private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,851 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York County, NY is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in New York County, NY is New York Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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