Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc (Closed 2013)

1828 South Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207
  • Simmons is a single purpose institute offering the highest quality program of Funeral Service Education. We do our utmost to prepare students in embalming sciences, funeral directing arts, and business management for membership in a vocation of service.
School Highlights

School Overview

    Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc(NY) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit

    Student Body

    • The Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Inc diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    Diversity Score1.000.69
    College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,700$36,600

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)100%91%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2011)$12,000$12,000
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2007)$7,062$2,625
      Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)100%75%
      Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

      School Notes

      • Much has changed in our world since 1900 when Simmons Institute was founded. Educational requirements have moved from a "trade school" approach to obtaining a minimum of a two-year degree through an accredited college program. Having the opportunity to establish a solid foundation for further education while learning the arts and skills required to becoming technically competent as a funeral director is what Simmons is all about. Simmons Institute is one of the few accredited programs in the nation that maintains and operates an excellent on-site clinical program in which to have the opportunity to obtain invaluable practical experience. Personnel are available to teach embalming and restorative art techniques around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The main offices of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service are housed in a two-story brick building, located at 1828 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY. The first floor of this building features the main business offices, bookstore, classroom, student lounge, funeral museum and embalming lab. On the second floor are two more classrooms, restorative art lab, two extensive product information center (one for preparation room supplies and the other for funeral merchandise), the Library for Funeral Service Education, and the computer center which is open to all students as an extension of the library facility. Simmons Institute was the first to develop the Weekend Study program in 1990.Simmons Institute remains one of the very few programs in the United States today that requires a dress code. The attitude of being and acting professional will continue to be an important factor. Pride in personal appearance is not a given, but becomes a way of life.

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