Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
- Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service serves 540 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.
- Enrollment: 540 students
- In-state tuition: $14,800
- Out-state tuition: $14,800
- Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
- Minority enrollment: 62%
- Source: Verified school update
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 200% over five years.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
(TX) Community College Avg.
Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Number of Programs Offered
The student population of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service has grown by 321% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $14,800 is more than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,800 is more than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
$ 3990/qtr on campus $4500/qtr online
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Acceptance Rate (Year 2008)
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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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