National Board Exam & Other Statistics
Programs Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE):
- Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing
- Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
- Associate in Specialized Business Degree
*In accordance with ABFSE Accreditation Standard 10.8, it is a requirement that the information listed below appear on the program webpage. However…
Note: the values listed below for 2021 National Board Statistics were adversely affected by the lack of testing sites available during the COVID-19 pandemic. This lack of availability caused significant delays for PIMS students in the timing between program completion and taking the National Board Exam. ABFSE statistics demonstrate that the longer a student is from completing their program and taking the NBE, the result will be less optimal in terms of First Time Pass Rate.
|Year||Total enrolled||# of New
|Graduation rate**||Did not finish***||Overall %
*Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length.
**Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
***Left before completing the program; did not finish.
National Board Examination scores, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s scores, please visit Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, 5808 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 412-362-8500.
NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – PITTSBURGH INSTITUTE OF MORTUARY SCIENCE:
|Single Year||School Pass Rate||National Pass Rate||Single Year||School Pass Rate||National Pass Rate|
|2021 Arts*||71%||68%||2021 Sciences*||37%||57%|
|2020 Arts*||83%||73%||2020 Sciences*||67%||64%|
|2019 Arts||80%||72%||2019 Sciences||67%||63%|
*Statistics reflective of students enrolled during COVID-19 pandemic
Contact the program directly for information regarding success of Distance Education graduates.
Mortuary Science Programs and Institution Accredited by ABFSE
Programs Accredited by ABFSE: Associate in Specialized Technology Degree; Associate in Specialized Business Degree; Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing
Initial Accreditation 1977/Last comprehensive review 2018/Next comprehensive review 2025
Re-accreditation: October 2018 for period of 7 years
Most recent Accreditation decision: October 2018 with no stipulations.