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 460 students (14% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

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 ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Arts & DesignBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty26 staff158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment460 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:111:1
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# Full-Time Students64 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students396 students579 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
14%
24%
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% Black
25%
19%
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% White
52%
39%
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% Hawaiian
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.640.74
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,200$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $18,113 is more than the state average of $16,522. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,113$16,522
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Tuition Notes69 credits at $525 a credit. $36,225 for entire program.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,700$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service is Mandl School-The College Of Allied Health (0.6 miles away).
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