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 17 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).

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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 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 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 11 staff 25 staff
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 3 8

Student Body

  • The student population of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc has declined by 7% 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 grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment 217 students 618 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 25:1
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 101 students 372 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 116 students 246 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
-
7%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
6%
14%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Black (2007-2016)
% White
94%
63%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc White (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.11 0.57
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
75%
55%
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,900 $34,800
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 (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $17,313 $12,223
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,346 $5,500
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 64% 84%
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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