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 places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 416% over five years.
|Dallas Institute of Funeral Service||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||31 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||204 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||204 students||1,055 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,200||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is Eastfield College (3.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 15,112 students | 3.40 Mi3737 Motley Dr
Mesquite,  TX  75150
- 822 students | 6.40 Mi1800 Eastgate Dr
Garland,  TX  75041
- 10,549 students | 6.90 Mi801 Main Street
Dallas,  TX  75202
- 712 students | 7.00 Mi6080 North Central Expressway
Dallas,  TX  75206
- 207 students | 8.20 Mi1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 4080 Dallas INFOMART
Dallas,  TX  75207
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