Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Houston, TX

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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Student Essentials

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.commonwealth.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $10,904
Out-of-State Tuition: $10,904
Retention Rate: 65%
Enrollment: 330

About Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

For an education in the mortuary arts and sciences for career preparation in funeral service, embalming or both, there’s the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas. The school’s academic ideal is one of dedicated work, devotion and a general love of the funeral profession.

The goal of the school is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the funeral service profession through its academic offerings of an associate’s degree or certificate in Funeral Directing.

To provide students with real-world experience working in the funeral profession, the school allows students to embalm, dress and casket the deceased persons interred at the Harris County Cemetery. There are also voluntary opportunities to help with the burial service under licensed guidance. Students may participate in four to twelve funerals a week.

The school provides professional, clinical embalming facilities, as well as the George Poston Memorial Library and Learning Resource Center, which contains over 4,500 volumes and 25 subscriptions to periodicals and newspapers in the funeral profession.

Admissions require students to submit official transcripts and proof of graduation in the upper half of high school class, send official SAT/ACT scores, and successfully complete the SLE Commonwealth entrance exam.

To be considered for Title IV federal aid, students must complete the FAFSA. Financial aid options include federal Pell grants, direct subsidized or unsubsidized Stafford loans and direct PLUS loans.

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Licenses, Accreditations, and Membership

Licenses i

  • Texas Funeral Service Commission
  • Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges

Accreditations i

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION (ABFSE)

Memberships i

  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice
  • Funeral Ethics Association
  • Houston Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
  • Houston Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association
  • International Cemetery and Funeral Association
  • National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science
  • National Funeral Directors Association
  • National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
  • Texas Funeral Directors Association

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Map & Location

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
415 Barren Springs Dr
Houston, TX 77090


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Getting Around Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Houston, TX

Winter
Dec
64
45
Jan
63
43
Feb
66
47
Spring
Mar
73
53
Apr
80
59
May
86
68
Summer
Jun
91
73
Jul
94
75
Aug
95
75
Fall
Sep
90
70
Oct
82
61
Nov
73
52

Students

Total Students 330

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 18%
  • African American: 29%
  • Caucasian: 52%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 18%
African American 29%
Caucasian 52%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 68%
Part-Time 32%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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