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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is an Associate's college with 219 students located in Houston, TX.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 219
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 92% Full Time / 8% Part Time
Geography 80% In State / 20% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 67% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 58%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


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Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science (100%)

Majors Offered


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.

Job Opportunities:

Funeral Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.
Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

Administration & Faculty

President Jason Altieri
Accredited by American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Student : Faculty Ratio 31 : 1




Selectivity Score: 22/100

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Class Rank

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Work Experience

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $23,752 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $23,950
$30K-$48K $25,949
$48K-$75K $28,462
$75K-$110K $28,929

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $10,804, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $10,804 Same as On-Campus
Fees $100 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $12,732
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $10,904 $23,636

Students Receiving Aid

67% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 83% $9,026
Federal Scholarships/Grants 67% $4,861
Pell Grants 67% $4,861
Student Loans 83% $9,026

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

22% of students graduated on time.

25% of students graduated in six years.

72% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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