• 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 118 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 118 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Worsham College of Mortuary Science ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 175% over five years.
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
11 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Worsham College of Mortuary Science has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Worsham College of Mortuary Science diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
118 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
118 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
2,008 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
9%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
16%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percentage of Black community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
67%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percentage of White community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
3%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Worsham College of Mortuary Science.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.52
0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the community college average diversity score of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$45,300
$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
33%
66%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,758
$4,813
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Worsham College of Mortuary Science and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 118 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,662 per year for in-state students and $10,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,825 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Robert Morris University Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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