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 205 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 325% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Arts & DesignAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty17 staff56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered316
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Student Body

The student population of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment205 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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# Full-Time Students103 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students102 students146 students
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% Hispanic
1%
11%
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% Black
8%
15%
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% White
89%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.200.64
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College Completion Rate
86%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid35%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,313$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$14,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate63%86%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is Pittsburgh Career Institute (3.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pittsburgh Career Institute
    Private for-profit
    66 students | 3.60 Mi421 Seventh Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 281-2600
    3.6066
  • 339 students | 3.80 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 391-7021
    3.80339
  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh)
    Private, for profit
    413 students | 4.30 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 391-6710
    4.30413
  • 145 students | 4.30 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (412) 359-1000
    4.30145
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
    Private for-profit
    84 students | 4.30 Mi191 Performance Road
    Sunbury, PA 17801
    (570) 988-0700
    4.3084
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