• 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 191 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
17 staff
56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
3
21

Student Body

The student population of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
191 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
68 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
123 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
262 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
68 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
123 students
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
% Asian
n/a
4%
% Hispanic
1%
9%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
94%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.12
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.51%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,900
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,250
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$11,768
$6,234
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Acceptance Rate
63%
85%
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SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc?

The acceptance rate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc is 63%, which is lower than the state average of 85%. Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.

What is Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc's ranking?

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Lowest acceptance rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

The average community college acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Allegheny County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Allegheny County, PA is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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