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 200 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.

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.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Arts & DesignBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty7 staff94 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment200 students2,712 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
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# Full-Time Students200 students1,008 students
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% Hispanic
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7%
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% Black
63%
35%
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% White
28%
42%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.520.69
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College Completion Rate
63%
37%
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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 $13,609. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,500$13,609
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,042$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,333$5,625
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service is Georgia State University-Perimeter College (5.7 miles away).
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