Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

A program that generally prepares individuals for careers in the funeral service industry and for licensure as funeral service directors or morticians. Includes instruction in the basic elements of mortuary science and the business, counseling, and operational aspects of funeral service.

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Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is a public institution with eight campuses based around Miami featuring the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college in the United States. MDC confers bachelor’s degrees in 14 academic fields of study and is home to 79...

“…At Miami Dade College you have the ability to learn from professors of all different backgrounds, whom all share a passion for learning and are interested in the well being of their students.” – Daymaris from Miami, FL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is a public flagship university and the oldest university in the SIU system. SIU is home to ten colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors Program. For...

“…The physical functionality of the school has its ups and downs. Though there are some students here with non-academic goals, there are just as many dedicated, aspiring professionals. The teaching and administration, and the opportunities offered are...” – Ashaun from Carbondale, IL

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

With campuses three miles apart, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus with locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors and minors. In addition, the U of M is...

“…The University of Minnesota offers an exceptional staff of great and well educated teachers who try to teach the students as much as they can in new and different ways. As a university known for its research the students learn a lot about different...” – Bianca from Chicago, IL

Gannon University

Founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Gannon University is a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania and one of 11 Diocesan universities in the United States. Gannon grants bachelor’s degrees in 64 academic fields of...

“…I have learned so much in and out of the classroom. Professors go out of their way to make sure you are learning as much as you can about a particular subject and they keep their curriculum up-to-date. Volunteer activities, seminars, speakers, and...” – Sarah from Pittsburgh, PA

Mesa Community College is a public institution with an open admissions policy based in Mesa, Arizona, conferring associate and professional certifications. The school operates two campuses, Red Mountain as well as the Southern and Dobson location....

“…They have helpful teachers and offer a vast assortment of resources to utilize in your studies. Plus, there are two campuses to choose from that each have there own great qualities. I attend both campuses for the best selection of classes and the...” – Kristen from Mesa, AZ

San Antonio College

San Antonio College is the oldest 2-year community college in Texas and part of the Alamo Colleges District. SAC offers professional certifications and associate degree programs. It is a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber...

“…San Antonio College is conveniently located close to the center of the city. Most teachers are amazing, intelligent and extremely helpful. The curriculum is above standard and I feel that I am being very well prepared to get my Associates.” – Alexa from San Antonio, TX

The University of Central Oklahoma is a 4-year public school in the Oklahoma City metro area and one of the oldest universities in the southwest United States. UCO oversees six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 121 areas of study and operates...

“…The classes here are challenging, but the instructors understand that you have other classes so they don't overload you.” – Lauren from Bixby, OK

American River College

Founded as a training center for civilian soldiers in World War II, American River College is a 2-year community college in California’s state capital of Sacramento. ARC confers associate degrees and certificates in over 80 academic fields of study....

“…I am currently studying as a music major at American River College. The teachers are excellent and push you to become a better musician. For a community college, we have teachers that are willing to help their students through the internet, office...” – Jessica from Sacramento, CA

St Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College is a public institution that operates multiple small campuses around Pinellas County, Florida. SPC is part of the Florida College System and is recognized as a state college. Popular majors include medical records technician,...

“…Wow! They basically pay you (after you show you have good grades) to get a top-notch education with a job-ready degree...many weekend and e-courses...programs galore: model UN, Honors College, hands-on service internship/co-op learning and local job...” – Kennon from St Petersburg, FL

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is a 2-year public institution offering associate degree programs and professional certifications. It has an open admissions policy and is the largest community college in the state of Utah. SLCC has several transfer...

“…The class sizes are small (about 35 students per class) so its more personalized learning and you can access help from your professor easier. most of the classes I've taken are to fulfill my gen-ed requirements so nothing to in depth but there are...” – Mikenzie from Taylorsville, UT

Nassau Community College is a two-year public institution situated in East Garden, New York. It is the largest community college campus in the state and has an open admissions policy. Popular fields of study include nursing, fashion and apparel...

“…Most Professors have a masters degree and most importantly experience in their field. For example, I took a personal finance course over the summer and my professor was a financial advisor or planner. Either way, she had first hand knowledge of the...” – Edwina from Uniondale, NY

Point Park University

Originally founded as a business training college, Point Park University is a 4-year liberal arts college and the only university in downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park is home to five colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic...

“…As a student enrolled in the Cinema & Digital Arts major I feel as though I have learned a tremendous amount about film making. The four year program is set up in a very structured manner that encompasses full learning potential. Point Park is also...” – Joseph from Cochranton, PA

Cypress College

Cypress College is a public two-year institution offering professional certifications and associate degrees. It is based in Cypress, California and is part of the California Community College System. Cypress College has an open admissions policy....

“…Majority of teachers come prepared for lecture and are willing to give extra time to students for questions.” – Hayley from Anaheim, CA

Amarillo College

Amarillo College is a two-year public institution based in Amarillo, Texas. The school has an open admissions policy and confers both professional certifications and associate degrees. AC is home to a STEM Research Center which houses several...

“…When i first started out i knew nothing about going to college, but thanks to all the employees at Amarillo College I have learned so much about attending school. ” – Samantha from Amarillo, TX

Vincennes University

With campus overlooking the Wabash River, Vincennes University is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. The first public college founded in the state, VU operates four campuses around Indiana and confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic...

“…You will learn a lot here at Vincennes. The classes are small and very helpful. Have a bigger opportunity to talk to the teacher one on one. ” – Jelisa from Pendleton, IN

Mount Ida College

This college is closed as of May 2018. 

“…mount ida is a great school. i have made lots of friends and have learned many new things. i know have great leadership abilities that i did not have before.” – Matthew from RUTLAND, MA

Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Virginia. The college maintains four campuses and a number of centers throughout the region in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Academics...

“…If you check out your teachers on ratemyprof, I find you can get the best education for your dollar. The teachers I picked based on good reviews are excellent, and motivate me to learn. ” – D from Virginia Beach, VA

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a public institution and part of the Florida College system. FSCJ is a military-friendly school. FSCJ operates four campuses throughout Jacksonville and several academic centers, including the Cecil Center...

“…My school year here has been very enjoyable. The classes are rigorous enough and the students as well as the staff challenge you to do better and excel. Not to mention tuition and other payments are fair” – Kayla from Middleburg, FL

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Arizona. Along with its main campus in Chandler, the college also maintains satellite locations in Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. The Student Life at CGCC...

“…Very small classes compared to a university and easy to connect with your professor.” – Ashley from Gilbert, AZ

East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College is a 2-year degree program and public institution based in rural Scooba, MS. The college offers associate degree programs and 1-2 year technical certification programs. Admissions are open and nontraditional...

“…This is an excellent school to attend. Teacher's really care and try hard to help students. Its a peaceful environment to be apart of and the sports teams are great.” – Brea from Hattiesburg, MS

Mt Hood Community College

Mt Hood Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Gresham, Oregon, with a satellite location in Portland. The campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to visit, such as the Visual Arts Center Gallery, the...

“…Some classes have challenged me, but in many others, I have to challenge myself to grow. In some of the introductory courses, it would not take much effort to receive an A in the class. Doing the minimum will hurt you in the long run though.” – Bryan from Gresham, OR

Arapahoe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Littleton, Colorado, with satellite campuses located in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of...

“…I took a semester of online classes at ACC, and I'd have to say, I really learned a lot from them! They go much more in depth into the subjects that you are studying than in high school. They had many projects that we did with each lesson, which...” – Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year community college with over 40 locations throughout the state of Indiana. It is the largest public higher education institution in the state and the largest statewide community college system in the United...

“…the courses have on a average 25- 30 students, so there is always more than enough chance for everone to ask their questions and recieve answers. Also there are always working tutors willing to go beyond their tasks” – Nathan from Indianapolis, IN

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College is a 2-year community college in Birmingham serving a four-county area. With four campuses, JSCC confers associate degrees in over 120 academic fields of study and is home to 33 vocational programs. In addition to...

“…This school has much to offer. The course work is respectable for the college level. The professors enjoy everything that they are doing and they are willing to help out if you have any problems.” – William from Birmingham, AL

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College is associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). The Troy-based campus features two science centers, a telecommunications center, library learning commons, a health technologies center, a technical building,...

“…This college is great. If you take the time to do your work and get involved, you can learn a lot and have fun doing so. ” – Phillip from Broadalbin, NY

Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC offers a number of associate and certificate programs with focuses ranging from Radiation Therapy to Pastry Arts. Students attending classes on...

“…People always say Delgado was easy........WRONGG! Its very tough and challenging but if you put the time into studying, you walk out the class with the grade you deserve and learn alot of information!” – Kimberly from Kenner, LA

Holmes Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in Goodman, Mississippi. Along with the main campus, the college maintains satellite facilities in Kosciusko, Webster, Grenada, and Ridgeland. HCC offers a wide variety of...

“…I am learning a lot and all the things that will help me reach my goal.” – Brianna from Canton, MS

John Tyler Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in both Chester and Midlothian, Virginia, and a Nursing Education Center in Richmond. John Tyler offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, the majority...

“…I am in the Visual Communications program and I absolutely love it! The instructors challenge you to do your best, and work with you at your own pace so you can understand the assignment, even if you need tutoring. I'm working on assignments I've...” – Jennifer

Mercer County Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Trenton area offering courses in 75 associate degree programs. Degree-holding students are able to transfer to five 4-year New Jersey colleges and universities through...

“…MCCC is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. I got a good education there. I would recommend it to anyone. ” – Melissa from Yardville, NJ

Northeast Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northeastern Nebraska conferring over 110 degrees and certificates. NCC’s Wind Energy program positions students to work in one of Nebraska’s fastest growing renewable energy...

“…I enjoyed almost all of my classes; the instructors were helpful, explained things clearly, and made learning easy! My favorite classes were the Administrative Assistant/IT ones and my Spanish classes.” – Katharine from West Point, NE

Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution established in the city of Senatobia. Northwest serves a population of over 7,000 students, and offers academic pathways to each of the public, four-year institutions within...

“…northwest is the best! the campus has a great vibe and everyone is very friendly and eager to help you with all of your needs. if you are looking for a college to be yourself in, this is the college for you!” – Shelby from Sarah, MS

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of North Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains two additional campuses in Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. FTCC is committed to...

Bishop State Community College is a public, historically black institution established in Mobile, Alabama, with satellite locations in Semmes and Theodore. The college offers over 40 Academic and Technical/Workforce Development programs, awarding...

“…depending on how well a student does on the placement test or the act test determines the classes that a particular student will be placed in, which can range from remedial courses to college-level classes. so no matter the academic aptitude of the...” – Wendell from Mobile, AL

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. The main campus located in Perkinston, MS, while several satellite campuses and academic centers operate throughout the state. Mississippi Gulf Coast...

“…The class sizes are smaller so you can get a lot of one on one time with teacher. The atmosphere is more casual in the classroom than in high school, but the teachers still expect you to do your work, naturally. Most of the teachers have a dry sense...” – Tiffany from Gulfport, MS

Luzerne County Community College is a 2-year community college in the Pocono region of eastern Pennsylvania. LCCC confers degrees and certificates in 73 occupational programs and 25 liberal arts/transfer programs. They also host the Schulman Gallery...

“…The course curriculum is mildly challenging. Expect to work for the grades you get. Several hours of study are required for each course. The tests are not easy and not all teachers give extra credit. Even though I found some courses easy, I still had...” – Allison from Mountaintop, PA

Piedmont Technical College is a 2-year institution serving the largest area in the South Carolina Technical College System. PTC is home to eight schools offering degree and certificate programs in fields such as Diversified Agriculture and...

“…Piedmont Technical College not only offers a wide variety of two year degree programs but also may continuing education courses. Many classes are not only offered in a traditional classroom setting but also online as well as in televised versions....” – Kaylynn from Ninety Six, SC

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a 2-year community college. KCKCC offers degrees and certificates in over 110 areas of study. The college also includes a technical education center and the Pioneer Career Center, which provides continuing...

“…KCKCC is a good school to either take basics or get an associate at. The teachers offer a lot of help. Also a lot of diversity so you always meet new people.” – Allison from Kansas City, KS

Des Moines Area Community College is Iowa’s largest and most diverse 2-year community college. In addition to the numerous academic programs DMACC offers on its various campuses, distance learning students can also earn four different degrees...

“…Each class I have taken has taught me a little bit about myself. College is so much about self discovery and that is one of the great qualities of DMACC. Not only am I learning about myself, my likes and dislikes, and who I am as a person, I am...” – Sam from Clive, IA

Barton Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Great Bend, Kansas, with satellite campuses in Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, and Grandview Plaza.  Barton offers over 70 academic and career programs, nearly half of which are...

“…The teachers have a lot of information and are willing to help you succeed. ” – Janae from Great Bend, KS

Northeast Texas Community College is a 2-year community college just outside the town of Mount Pleasant. As befitting its rural setting, NTCC specializes in its Sustainable Agriculture program, affording students the opportunity to learn about...

“…Nice place to start out. NTCC is cheaper than most schools and has a wide variety of courses. They are constantly hosting events and each week is full of fun things to do.” – Rachel from MOUNT PLEASANT, TX

Columbus Technical College is a 2-year technical institution serving western Georgia with more than 100 programs of study. Classes at CTC are divided into three academic divisions: Business & General Studies, Professional & Technical Services, and...

“…On a scale of one to ten I rate Columbus Technical College with an eight. I rate this technical college with an eight because this school has made changes for the better and I have noticed more organization in place. This college has added on since I...” – Jessica from Columbus, GA

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is a 2-year community college in New York City and a component institution of the City University of New York system. LaGuardia confers associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic fields of study. In addition,...

“…laguardia community college is student-oriented. it has so many student resources for any issue or need imaginable. the professors are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach.” – Doris from South Richmond Hill, NY

Ogeechee Technical College is a 2-year technical school in eastern Georgia with academic programs in 36 departments. OTC offers several degrees and certificates in unique fields such as Funeral Service Education and Fish & Wildlife Management. All...

The Community College of Baltimore County is a 2-year institution with three full-service campuses, three education centers, and with several courses housed in Baltimore County public schools. This accessibility extends to 20 totally online degree...

“…I am learning a lot, at this school, its pretty cool.” – Mikea from Owings Mills, MD

Gogebic Community College is a 2-year community college with a main campus and extension center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. GCC confers degrees and certificates in 55 academic fields of study. The college utilizes its northwoods location for...

“…Perfect for the academic, Gogebic Community College offers top of the line courses with small class sizes! The teachers are flexible and for the student not interested in the hustle and bustle of the city Gogebic is a great place to study. It is...” – Vivian from Ironwood, MI

Northampton Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern Pennsylvania. NCC features 107 programs of study and offers nearly 100 degrees and certificates as well as an Honors Program. Graduates have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s...

“…The teachers here are great. The work is challenging but I do not feel overworked. I feel that the work really relates to my major as well.” – Ty from Chambersburg, PA

Featuring a campus nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas State University in Mountain Home is a 2-year community college in northern Arkansas. ASUMH is home to Schools of Business, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences offering 24 degree- and...

“…I can say that I am learning a lot more here at this small college than I did in high school. The teachers are well-educated in their fields and some of the teachers are actually friends of mine on facebook. They're there to help you anytime that's...” – Ashley from Mountain Home, AR

The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is an institution training students in funeral service education. CCMS offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in Mortuary Science as well as certificate programs in Mass Fatality Response, Crematory...

“…CCMS is wonderful school to launch your career in funeral service. Classes are taught by professionals with years of experience in funeral service which contributes greatly to the crucial linkage between theory and practice. CCMS also provides lots...” – Codi from Independence, KY

Established in 1996, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is a public, 2-year institution with two campuses located in Hempstead and Miller County. UAHT offers nearly 60 diploma, certificate, and associate’s degree programs, including several...

“…I am learning a lot about the communtity college experience. I have learned so much about myself since I started to take these courses on campus and online. I am more confident.” – Lois from Arkadelphia, AR

The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is a mortuary science training academy in east Dallas. The Dallas Institute offers associate degree in Funeral Service and Funeral Director academic programs on campus as well as online. To supplement their...

Established in 1963, the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is a private, 2-year institution located in Houston, Texas. Commonwealth offers two programs: an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service and a Certificate in Funeral...

John A. Gupton College is a 2-year mortuary science institution in Nashville. The college features three academic programs conferring associate of arts and associate of applied science degrees in Funeral Service and a Funeral Director certificate....

Formed by the merger of two Louisville and Indianapolis-based institutions, the Mid-America College of Funeral Service is a school of mortuary science in southern Indiana. MAC offers an associate degree in Funeral Service as well as three certificate...

Established in 1964, the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service is a private, 4-year institution located in New York City. AAMI offers a Campus Program and an Online Program, both of which can be enrolled in part-time or full-time...

The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is a funeral service training academy with an emphasis on contemporary funeral arrangements. PIMS offers associate degree programs in Specialized Business and Specialized Technology with an emphasis on...