Official List of the Top Mortician Schools
MorticianSchool.net offers a comprehensive list of the best mortician schools in America. Our goal is to provide you with enough information so that you can make an educated decision on where to earn your mortuary science / funeral services degree. Mortuary science schools are not created equally, so take advantage of our time and effort and find the right school for you.
– Featured School – Kaplan University –
Our featured school this month is Kaplan University, and for a good reason. Established in 1937 under the American Institute of Commerce, and officially founded in 2001, this well known university offers both online and offline programs in several degrees such as criminal justice, education, health, IT, legal studies and nursing. Boasting a number of on-campus location, Kaplan University serves over 40,000 students and employs roughly 3600 teachers, administrators, and professors. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (NCALC.org) and are a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Kaplan was also featured in US News Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and has numerous awards and recognitions from various reputable organizations worldwide. As an added bonus, Kaplan University also offers military friendly tuition discounts on nearly all qualified bachelors and associates programs to active duty personnel.
– University of Minnesota – Program of Mortuary Science –
The University of Minnesota has campuses in several locations, and offers a unique learning experience for aspiring morticians. They offer a Bachelor of Science in mortuary science, and are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Their mortuary science program was established in 1908, making it the first program of its kind at a state university.
– Miami Dade College – Funeral Services Program –
Miami Dade College offers a funeral services education program that is recognized and accredited by the ABFSE organization. Their program began in 1964, and have trained a number of successful funeral directors and embalmers since. Their program consists of 72 semester hours, and students are awarded by Miami Dade’s unique ‘hands on’ experience in their embalming and restorative arts labs.
– Gannon University – B.S. in Mortuary Science –
Gannon University, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, prides itself in offering students an excellent educational experience. Their mortuary science curriculum is taught by a wide variety of professors specializing in different areas such as social work, biology, sociology, psychology, business, and health sciencees. The first three years and 98 credits of training will be at the regular Gannon University campus, while 4th year students will be transferred to the Pittsburge Institute of Mortuary Science (or another approved and licensed institution). Gannon University graduates also boast a 100% pass rate on licensing examinations.
– Ivy Tech Community College – Mortuary Science Program –
IVY Tech Community College is located in Indiana with several campus locations around the state. Their mortuary science program is a 2 step process of acquiring a 2 year associate of applied science degree, then relocating to one of two separate campuses for the mortuary science portion: east Chicago, or central Indianapolis. Their mortuary science campuses are accredited by the ABFSE, and have a higher than average passage rate for first-time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE).
– Cyprus College – Bachelors in Mortuary Science Program –
Cyprus College is located in Southern California and is known for it’s beautiful campus and diverse ethnic student body. Their mortuary science program is accredited by ABFSE and offers a wide array of mortuary science courses: embalming, mortuary law, funeral services thanatology, restorative art, anatomy, funeral directing, and many more. Their NBE passing rate is an exceptional average of over 90%. Glenn Bower, their current program director, is a bonafide licensed funeral director, crematory manager, embalmer, and brings a high degree of hands on experience that aspiring morticians will appreciate.
– Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science –
The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is a highly specialized institution that holds several high level accreditations: recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents, accredited by the ABFSE, NCAHLC.org, and also recognized as a military friendly school. They offer a state of the art clinical laboratory complex, real hands on training in several area funeral homes, and plenty of real life scenario simulations to enhance learning. They also offer 2 separate degrees: Associate of Applied Science (12 month program), and a Bachelor of Mortuary Science (15 month program).
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