National Board Exam Statistics

The following chart represents the passing rate of first-time takers on the National Board Exam since 2018.

Programs Accredited by ABFSE:
  • Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing
  • Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
  • Associate in Specialized Business Degree
 PROGRAM INFORMATION – Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Year Total enrolled # of New
Students
# of
Grads
Timely
Grad*
Graduation rate Did not finish** Overall %
Employed
Employed
in FS
2020 411 131 111 97/111 84% 15 76% 69%
2019 332 138 93 90/93 92% 15 95% 95%
2018 319 127 98 98/98 86% 8 100% 98%

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 info@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
2020 Arts* 83% 73% 2020 Sciences* 67% 64%
2019 Arts 80% 72% 2019 Sciences 67% 63%
2018 Arts 73% 77% 2018 Sciences 62% 71%

Statistics reflective of students enrolled during COVID-19 pandemic

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.