Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Tel: (412)362-8500
  • The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science offers an extensive program designed to prepare students for the many challenges they will encounter as funeral service professionals. The diversified curriculum continually evolves to address the changing needs and expectations associated with contemporary funeral services.
School Highlights
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc serves 217 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is one of 18 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 175% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc (PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 11 staff 23 staff
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 3 8

Student Body

  • The student population of 217 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 83% over five years.
Total Enrollment 217 students 500 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 24:1
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 101 students 345 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 116 students 155 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
-
6%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
6%
14%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Black (2007-2016)
% White
94%
64%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc White (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Ethnicity Breakdown PA 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. 0.11 0.55
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
75%
-
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,900 -
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 95%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $17,313 -
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,346 -
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 64% 85%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Percent Admitted (2011-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • P.I.M.S. continues to provide thorough training in the mortuary arts and sciences. This training includes a theoretical understanding as well as personalized practical instruction by licensed funeral directors and embalmers. The school not only utilizes the facilities in its own building but also works in cooperation with the Allegheny County Coroner's Office to enhance the student's exposure to a wide range of applied experiences. The Institute strives to provide relevant information on all topics surrounding the death care industry thereby allowing both students and licensees to make informed choices within their chosen profession. In addition to this, an attempt is made to instill a sense of social consciousness which stresses the growing responsibilities and obligations of the funeral service professional. Ultimately, the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science aspires to provide its graduates with the resources and the confidence to represent funeral services as a professional caregiver providing a valuable contribution to the community. The Diploma Program (Embalming & Funeral Directing), Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program (Funeral Service Management), and the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree Program (Funeral Service Arts & Sciences) at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

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