National Board Exam Statistics

The following chart represents the passing rate of first-time takers on the National Board Exam since 2007.

Programs Accredited by ABFSE:
  • Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing
  • Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
  • Associate in Specialized Business Degree
Date PIMS Class # First time pass rate %
Arts – First time pass %  Sciences – First time pass %
2010 92 74
2011 83 68
2012 82 74
2013 72 69
2014 81 68
2015 84 71
2016 71 74
2017 80 83

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 pims5808email@gmail.com, or by telephone at 412-362-8500

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
2018 319 127 98 98/98 86% 8 100% 98%
2017 336 125 98 93/98 84% 10 97% 96%
2016 351 157 89 79/89 89% 21 98% 98%
2015 332 143 101 99/101 79% 31 96% 96%

*Timely graduation = complete program within 1.5 times designated program length
**Left before completing the program;  did not finish

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

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
3 Year Average % Pass Arts % Pass Sciences
2016-2018  75%  73%
2015-2017 78%  76%
2014-2016 79% 71%
Most Recent # Takers
2018 Arts 93 68
2018 Sciences 90 56