Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,213
14.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,371
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
275
93.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.5%
58 Graduates

About

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service were General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (146 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (106 degrees), 1.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is $15,213, which is $272 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is $15,213, which is $272 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,371.

In 2022, 40% of undergraduate students attending Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,213
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was $15,213. The cost of tuition at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is $272 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$33,371
2022 Value
3.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,371. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service grew by 3.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,000
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was of $15,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.76% with respect to 2021, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 104 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service had a total enrollment of 275 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is 257 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.3% White, 24.7% Black or African American, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.9%) and White Male (16.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 275 students. The full-time enrollment at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is 257 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

43%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was 43%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    141 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    68 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    65 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is 51.3% White, 24.7% Black or African American, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 more women than men received degrees from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is white (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (146 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (192 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Chefs & head cooks (8,521 people), Cooks (3,235 people), Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors (2,785 people), Food service managers (2,333 people), and Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers (1,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2022 are Personal & Culinary Services (192 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Lodging managers, Financial managers, and Management analysts

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Personal & Culinary Services (192 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Restaurants & Food Services (12,244 people), Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories (3,016 people), Traveler accommodation (1,919 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,775 people), and Construction (1,430 people).

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Personal & Culinary Services (192 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.
Most Common (2022)
146 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science with 146 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

62
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
130
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, which is 0.477 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science, which is 0.477 times less than the 130 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science, which is 2.1 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is white (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    66 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is white female (66 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (42 degrees).

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Operations

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service employs 2 Instructors. Most academics at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are Male Instructor (1), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are: Office and Administrative Support, with 2 employees, Management, with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$867k
2022 Salaries
5.76%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service paid a median of $867k in salaries, a 5.76% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2022, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service paid a total of $118k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service were Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees, Management with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service was Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

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