Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

  • 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is one of 16 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh (1.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty11 staff25 staff
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Number of Programs Offered38

Student Body

  • The student population of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment217 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:125:1
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# Full-Time Students101 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students116 students246 students
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% Hispanic
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7%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
94%
63%
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Diversity Score0.110.57
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College Completion Rate
75%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%95%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$17,313$12,223
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$8,346$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate64%84%
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    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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