Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, GA 30035-4022
Tel: (770)593-2257
  • 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 5 community colleges within DeKalb County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Georgia Perimeter College (5.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 7 staff 98 staff
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 162 has declined by 25% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 162 students 2,485 students
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 27:1
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 162 students 1,092 students
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
-
5%
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
47%
33%
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Black (2007-2016)
% White
53%
48%
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service White (2007-2016)
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Ethnicity Breakdown GA 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. 0.50 0.65
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
66%
-
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,100 -
Gupton Jones College 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 $14,241. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $10,500 $14,241
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 93%
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $13,666 -
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,703 -
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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?
DeKalb County, GA 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in DeKalb County, GA is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.