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 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is Eastfield College (3.4 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 210% 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
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service has grown by 15% 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
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio7:135:1
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students204 students1,055 students
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
20%
37%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
28%
13%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Black (2007-2016)
% White
49%
39%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.69
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 $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$13,730
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes$ 3900/qtr on campus $3000/qtr online
% 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 Rate (Year 2008)82%61%
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 score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.