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Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc (PIMS)

5808 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc., located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers an education in funerary services and sciences. The school is designed to provide a quality education in mortuary science, a growing industry that has moved away from the tradition of family owned business. Individuals pursuing a career in funeral service will find PIMS beneficial, as it provides assistance for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.

Academics

The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc. provides an education in the methods and practices of funeral directors. Additionally, the school offers a program in embalming and funeral directing, covering the skills and methods necessary to preserve a human body and how to assist the bereaved.  Programs include associates degrees in business and specialized technology. PIMS also has agreements in place with colleges and universities that allows students to pursue a bachelor's degree in as little as eighteen months.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc. must have graduated high school with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, or if lower than 2.0 must provide transcripts from a college demonstrating a minimum of 12 liberal arts credits earned. Students must provide all pertinent transcripts, personal photo, 2 references (one preferably from a funeral director), medical documentation demonstrating good health and the application fee.

Financial aid is available to eligible students in the forms of scholarships, loans and grants. Interested students must apply for a federal PIN number and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the student aid report from which will be used to determine eligibility and awards.

Programs Offered

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (412) 362-8500 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

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The funeral direction and service program takes about eleven months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $21,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $1,590*
  • Based on published reports, around 50 students completed the funeral direction and service program last year
  • The length of the funeral direction and service program is about 11 months

The funeral service and mortuary science program takes about eleven months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $21,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $1,590*
  • Based on published reports, around 10 students completed the funeral service and mortuary science program last year
  • Students usually complete the funeral service and mortuary science program in 11 months

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The funeral service and mortuary science program offered most often takes about twenty months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $32,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $2,860*
  • Last year, more than 30 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the funeral service and mortuary science program in 20 months

Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships33%$4,643
Receiving Student Loans57%$11,668

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
62.70%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
57%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,189