Private 2 Year

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

Houston, Texas

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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service overview
Location Houston, Texas
Online commonwealth.edu
School Type Private 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, located in Houston, Texas, is a specialized institution offering education and training in funeral service and mortuary science. Established in 1936, the institute has built a reputation for its focused curriculum that prepares students for careers in the funeral industry. The campus provides a practical learning environment with facilities designed to support instruction in embalming, restorative art, and other key areas of funeral service. As an institution with a clearly defined vocational scope, Commonwealth Institute does not feature a traditional campus atmosphere with a wide array of extracurricular activities; rather, it emphasizes professional preparation and industry-specific skill development. The Institute attracts a selective pool of applicants interested in pursuing its notable Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service. Student housing is not provided on campus, reflecting the Institute's commuter school model serving the Greater Houston area. While not renowned for athletic programs, Commonwealth Institute is recognized for academic programs that are tailored to meet the licensing requirements for funeral directors and embalmers, with a solid educational foundation for its students.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  257 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 18 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,213 plus fees of $100.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$100
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $22,400
Budget for Other Expenses$17,280
Total One Year Cost$54,993

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,000 per year

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service students
Subject Percent of Class
Personal and Culinary Services 100%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366261 IPEDS survey data for Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

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