Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career.
School Highlights
  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service serves 204 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is one of 18 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is Eastfield College (3.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 416% over five years.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty31 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service has grown by 59% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment204 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:135:1
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# Full-Time Students204 students1,055 students
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% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
20%
37%
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% Black
28%
13%
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% White
49%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.69
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College Completion Rate
70%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,800 is more than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,800$13,730
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Tuition Notes$ 3900/qtr on campus $3000/qtr online
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,833$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2008)82%75%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is a non-profit institution dedicated to education and research for the funeral profession. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career. The institute provides the theory portion and practical application of funeral service education preparing the student for entry into the profession and for a State and/or National Board examination enabling him/her to begin or continue apprenticeship or internship for licensure. Dr. Carl Barnes, a well-known medical expert, founded this school in 1900 and called it Barnes School of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming. Professor Hood F. Smith directed the school, under the supervision of Dr. Barnes, until 1908 and then assumed full charge. He was assisted by Professor Will Dwyer. At that time, the name was changed to the Dallas School of Embalming. In 1969, Dallas Institute was invited to establish a similar satellite branch in Atlanta, Georgia. Because there were so many graduates of the Gupton-Jones College when it was in Nashville, the Board of Trustees decided to restore this well-known name to its new branch in Atlanta. The Dallas Institute then resumed its former name, Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, which was later changed to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. The Dallas Institute of Funeral Services is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Services Education (A.B.F.S.E.). The A.B.F.S.E. in an agency recognized by the United State Office of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is Eastfield College (3.4 miles away).
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  • Everest College-Dallas
    Private, for profit
    712 students | 7.00 Mi6080 North Central Expressway
    Dallas TX  75206
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    Private, for profit
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