Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 2-year

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science offers an extensive program designed to prepare students for the many challenges they will encounter as funeral service professionals. The diversified curriculum continually evolves to address the changing needs and expectations associated with contemporary funeral services. P.I.M.S. continues to provide thorough training in the mortuary arts and sciences. This training includes a theoretical understanding as well as personalized practical instruction by licensed funeral directors and embalmers. The school not only utilizes the facilities in its own building but also works in cooperation with the Allegheny County Coroner's Office to enhance the student's exposure to a wide range of applied experiences. The Institute strives to provide relevant information on all topics surrounding the death care industry thereby allowing both students and licensees to make informed choices within their chosen profession. In addition to this, an attempt is made to instill a sense of social consciousness which stresses the growing responsibilities and obligations of the funeral service professional. Ultimately, the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science aspires to provide its graduates with the resources and the confidence to represent funeral services as a professional caregiver providing a valuable contribution to the community.

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cost & financial aid

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
68%
Did not receive aid
32%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 68.0% $4,359
State/local grants 28.0% $2,855
Institutional grants 15.0% $1,118
Loans 68.0% $9,179

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Funeral Direction/Service
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • CULINARY, ENTERTAINMENT, AND PERSONAL SERVICES
    • Funeral Direction/Service
      • A program that prepares individuals for professional licensure as funeral directors and as managers of funeral homes, cemeteries, and related services. Includes instruction in the sociology of death and dying, psychology of grief and grief counseling, history of funeral service, funeral direction, business law, funeral service law, funeral home management, accounting and related computer operations, and funeral services marketing and merchandising. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, Other

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$50
Graduate
No information
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
67%
Male Students
33%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian80.1%
  2. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander6.81%
  3. Black6.28%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities3.67%
  5. Hispanic/Latino2.09%
  6. Not Specified1.05%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

306

Undergraduate students

306

Attendance breakdown

Full time
36%
Part time
64%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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