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    Amarillo College
    Mortuary Science

    6229 W. 9th St.
    West Campus, Bldg. C, Room 106
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    Brant E. Davis, Program Director
    Phone: (806) 354-6035
    FAX: (806) 356-3657
    Email: bedavis@actx.edu
    Web Site: www.actx.edu/mortuary
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Amarillo

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2018

    141

    45

    19

    14/19

    74%

    13

    100%

    89%

    2017

    55

    55

    27

    11/27

    79%

    7

    100%

    100%

    2016

    29

    29

    6

    6/6

    83%

    3

    100%

    100%



    Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    **  Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Amarillo

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2016 - 2018

    50%

    37%

    2015 - 2017

    48%   

    40%   

    2014 - 2016

    73%

    62%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2018 Arts

    12

    8

    2018 Sciences

    12

    5


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 2010/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2020

      Accreditation status: October 2018 - Re-accreditation renewal for two years, subject to 'Show Cause' status review in April 2020.
       
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2019 - Program moves from 'Probation' to 'Show Cause' status for failure to comply with Standard 11.4.1 (must 'Show Cause' why accreditation should not be removed by improving the 3-year average pass rate on the national licensing exam to 60%)

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    Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
    415 Barren Springs Drive
    Houston, TX 77090
    Glenn A. Bower, President/CEO
    Phone: (281) 873-0262
    FAX: (281) 873-5232
    Email: g.bower@commonwealth.edu
    Web Site: www.commonwealth.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Commonwealth

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2018

    311

    197

    64

    58/64

    32%

    94

    89%

    67%

    2017

    361

    210

    135

    134/135

    64%

    112

    65%

    65%

    2016

    350

    238

    129

    127/129

    81%

    93

    76%

    64%



    Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    **  Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Commonwealth

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2016 - 2018

    81%

    79%

    2015 - 2017

    86%

    88%

    2014 - 2016

    87%

    88%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2018 Arts

    77

    61

    2018 Sciences

    79

    58


    Accreditation
    Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1988/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  April 2018 for period of 7 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2018 re-accreditation with no stipulations

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    Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
    3909 S. Buckner Boulevard
    Dallas, TX 75227
    Wayne Cavender, President
    Phone: (214) 388-5466
    FAX: (214) 388-0316
    Email: difs@dallasinstitute.edu
    Web Site: www.dallasinstitute.edu
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Dallas

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2018

    101

    71

    49

    49/49

    62%

    35

    80%

    78%

    2017

    95

    46

    39

    39/39

    82%

    15

    80%

    87%

    2016

    105

    51

    54

    54/54

    82%

    8

    86%

    82%



    Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    **  Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Dallas

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2016 - 2018

    71%

    72%

    2015 - 2017

    74%

    81%

    2014 - 2016

    73%

    80%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2018 Arts

    34

    24

    2018 Sciences

    32

    18


    Accreditation
    Program and Institution Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 1946/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of 7 years with no stipulations

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  April 2019 - accepted the Focus Visit report required following April 2018 approval to offer the accredited AAS degree program via distance education.

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    Northeast Texas Community College
    Funeral Service Education
    2886 FM 1735, Chapel Hill Road
    Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455
    Rebecca M. Robidas Gardner, Program Director
    Phone: (903) 434-8314
    FAX: (903) 572-6712
    Email: rgardner@ntcc.edu
    Web Site: www.ntcc.edu/funeralservice
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Northeast Texas

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2018

    11

    6

    5

    5/5

    83%

    1

    100%

    100%



    Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    **  Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Northeast Texas

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2016 - 2018

    75%

    67%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2018 Arts

    4

    3

    2018 Sciences

    3

    2


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Service Education

    Initial Accreditation 2018/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2021

      Initial Accreditation: April 2018 for period of 3 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision: April 2019 accepted monitoring report for distance education courses required after Initial Accreditation.

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    San Antonio College
    Mortuary Science Department

    1819 N. Main Avenue
    San Antonio, TX  78212
    Jose Luis Moreno, PhD, Program Coordinator
    Phone: (210) 486-1137
    FAX: (210) 486-9241
    Email: jmoreno144@alamo.edu
    Web Site: www.alamo.edu/sac/mortuary
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - NO

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - San Antonio

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation rate

    Did not finish**

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2018

    204

    58

    23

    22/23

    100%

    8

    74%

    74%

    2017

    214

    39

    27

    10/27

    100%

    0

    70%

    70%

    2016

    196

    42

    18

    15/18

    100%

    0

    89%

    67%



    Timely graduation = complete program in 1 times designated program length.
    **  Left before completing the program; did not finish.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - San Antonio

    3 year Average

    # Pass Arts

    % Pass Sciences

    2016 - 2018

    72%

    65%

    2015 - 2017

    74%

    76%

    2014 - 2016

    79%

    79%

    Most recent

    # Takers

    # Passed

    2018 Arts

    36

    25

    2018 Sciences

    35

    18


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Mortuary Science

    Initial Accreditation 1963/Last comprehensive review 2017/Next comprehensive review 2024

      Re-accreditation:  October 2017 for period of 7 years

      Most recent Accreditation decision:  October 2017 re-accreditation with no stipulations
       


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