Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service: Narrative Description

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415 Barren Springs Dr.
Houston, TX 77090
Tel: (281)873-0262; 800-628-1580; Admissions: (281)873-0262; Fax: (281)873-5232; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1988. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 152. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 34:1. Full-time: 144 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 8 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 39% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. External degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT I or ACT. Required for some: Wonderlic aptitude test or THEA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9400 full-time, $13 per contact hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Social organizations: 1 open to all; local fraternities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: student council. Major annual events: Blood Drive, Food Drive, Toys for Tots. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Commonwealth Institute Library and York Learning Resource Center with 1,500 books and 12 serials. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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