Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

  • The central purpose of the college is to give students a thorough acquaintance with those areas of knowledge essential to their specialization. The college is dedicated to the advancement of funeral service education and the funeral service profession. It is also dedicated to the ideals that all students: reach their full potential through service to their fellow man, develop a high self-enrichment by becoming vocationally, socially, and morally competent, and improve self-discipline as they strive to accomplish their goals through individual effort and group cooperation.
School Highlights
  • Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service serves 162 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service is one of 6 community colleges within Dekalb County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service is Georgia Perimeter College (5.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty7 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment162 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
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# Full-Time Students162 students1,115 students
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% Hispanic
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5%
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% Black
47%
33%
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% White
53%
48%
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Diversity Score0.500.65
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College Completion Rate
66%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,500 is less than the state average of $14,834. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,500$14,834
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,666$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,703$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation offering post-high school education to men and women interested in funeral service as a career. Gupton-Jones College has been educating leaders in funeral service since 1920. That proud tradition of excellence continues today as we provide the best education available to tomorrow's funeral practitioners. At Gupton-Jones you will find a dedicated and experienced full-time faculty who have proven themselves successful in the funeral profession. They are academically prepared to offer personalized and excellent instruction in their respective areas. You will be in an environment where everyone is dedicated to the high ideals of the funeral profession. While attending Gupton-Jones College, one may enjoy exciting Atlanta which offers a variety of recreational, artistic, and historic attractions! Of the recreational choices, one may visit Six Flags Over Georgia, with more than 200 acres of entertainment and just a few minutes from downtown Atlanta. Also, the downtown area offers a wide range of entertainment possibilities including Underground Atlanta, the World of Coke, and the Civic Center where concerts, shows and other attractions occur. For the sports-minded, Atlanta has excellent professional teams, headlined by the two year back-to-back National League Champions, and the 1995 World Champions, The Atlanta Braves. Atlanta also hosts the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks. In addition, the city offers several artistic attractions, such as the High Museum of Art, the famous Fox Theatre, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Downtown Atlanta features many historic sites including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Carter Presidential Center, and the gold-domed State Capitol. The college is accreditated by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, an agency recognized by the United States Office of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.