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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION – PITTSBURGH INSTITUTE OF MORTUAARY SCIENCE:
Year Total enrolled # of New
Students
# of
Grads
Timely
Grad*
Graduation rate** Did not finish*** Overall %
Employed
Employed
in FS
2021 357 191 65 64/65 100% 31 82% 74%
2020 411 131 111 97/111 84% 15 76% 69%
2019 332 138 93 90/93 92% 15 95% 95%

*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 admissions@pims.edu, 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.

Accreditation
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.