Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

3909 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227-4314
Tel: (214)388-5466
  • 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 128 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Eastfield College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty6 staff76 staff
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 128 has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment128 students3,921 students
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:135:1
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students128 students1,055 students
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
18%
37%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
26%
13%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Black (2007-2016)
% White
55%
39%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service White (2007-2016)
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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.0.600.69
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
70%
21%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$34,000
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,500 is less than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,500$13,730
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%83%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,833$9,500
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,250
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate82%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.

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For Dallas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,875 per year for in-state students and $7,186 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,901 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.