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Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Largest Program Program Length Average Completion
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General 60 credit hours 12 months
Detailed Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $13,600 $14,080 $14,780 $15,500 4.9%
Books and supplies $770 $830 $866 $960 10.9%
Living arrangement          
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,920 $11,220 $11,532 $11,724 1.7%
Other $7,512 $7,680 $8,060 $7,968 -1.1%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $9,674 $9,900 $10,340 $10,284 -0.5%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Off Campus $32,802 $33,810 $35,238 $36,152 2.6%
Off Campus with Family $24,044 $24,810 $25,986 $26,744 2.9%
Next largest programs 2009-2010
Program Program Length Average Completion Tuition and fees Books and supplies
Funeral Direction/Service 60 credit hours 12 months $15,500 $960
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer 96 credit hours 20 months $23,780 $1,785
  • The AST Degree program refers to the Funeral Direction/Service Mortuary Science program, and requires 60 credits of prerequisite study for admission into this program. The ASB Degree program refers to the Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer program.

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 103 54 49
Percent admitted 76% 78% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 94% 95% 92%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
  • Admission standards were implemented in January of 2009, to include a requirement of a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 from high school as well as a 300 word essay.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation 7/1/1977 -   Accredited