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
|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 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
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.