Worsham College of Mortuary Science

  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science, founded in 1911, is a private institution offering an Associates Degree in twelve months. The College is dedicated to educating men and women for the funeral service profession. Students attending Worsham College come from all 50 states and many foreign countries. New students are accepted into the program in March and September. The Worsham name is a highly respected one, and the merit and quality of its training are unquestioned. The character of an educational institution is reflected in many ways a committed and dedicated faculty, a strong academic program, a diverse and dynamic student population, and the achievements of its graduates. The pride we take in the success and prominence of so many of our alumni is our best evidence of the excellence of our college. Worsham graduates are among the outstanding leaders in the field of funeral service. The Worsham family shares a deep tradition. It is a tradition known to the new student who walks the hallways for the first time and to our dedicated alumni around the world.
School Highlights
  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science serves 108 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Worsham College of Mortuary Science is Oakton Community College (6.4 miles away).

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Worsham College of Mortuary Science places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Worsham College of Mortuary Science(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty6 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Worsham College of Mortuary Science has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Worsham College of Mortuary Science diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment108 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:135:1
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# Full-Time Students108 students1,386 students
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% Asian
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4%
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% Hispanic
7%
16%
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% Black
19%
14%
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% White
74%
60%
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Diversity Score0.410.59
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,300$31,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)33%67%
    Median Debt for Graduates$7,758$4,991
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    Median Debt for Dropouts--
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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