American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation


Founded in 1946 and officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) is the specialized accrediting agency mandated to accredit the institutions or programs of funeral service education in the United States.

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992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108
Woodbury Heights
08097 New Jersey United States


+1 (816) 233 3747


+1 (856) 579 7354

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Recognized by

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); U.S. Department of Education

Affiliations and Memberships

Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

Number of Member Universities or Accredited Institutions


Members or Accredited Institutions

ABFSE Accredited Institutions (July 2019)
Please visit the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation website for an up-to-date list of accredited institutions.

1) American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service - New York, NY
2) Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service - Houston, TX
3) Dallas Institute of Funeral Service - Dallas, TX
4) FINE Mortuary College, LLC - Norwood, MA
5) Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service - Decatur, GA
6) Mid-America College of Funeral Service - Jeffersonville, IN
7) Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science - Pittsburgh, PA
8) Worsham College of Mortuary Science - Wheeling, IL

Institutions with Accredited Programs
Please visit the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
2) American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service Education, New York, NY
3) American River College, Sacramento, CA
4) Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
5) Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR
6) Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
7) Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa, AZ
8) Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, OH
9) Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston, TX
10) Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville Campus, Catonsville, MD
11) Community College of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
12) Cypress College, Cypress, CA
13) Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX
14) Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
15) Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA
16) East Mississippi Community College, Scooba, MS
17) Eastwick College, Hackensack, NJ
18) Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC
19) FINE Mortuary College, Norwood, MA
20) Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
21) Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, GA
22) Holmes Community College, Ridgeland, MS
23) Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
24) Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
25) Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest, East Chicago, IN
26) Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL
27) John A. Gupton College, Nashville, TN
28) John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA
29) Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS
30) Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA
31) Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL
32) Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ
33) Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
34) Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, In
35) Milwaukee Area Technical College West Campus, West Allis, WI
36) Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
37) Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
38) Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
39) Northeast Texas Community College, Mt. Pleasant, TX
40) Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southaven, MS
41) Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, GA
42) Piedmond Technical College, Greenwood, SC
43) Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
44) Salt Lake Community College, West Jordan, UT
45) San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
46) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
47) St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
48) St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Park, FL
49) State University of New York - College of Technology at Canton, Canton, NY
50) Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
51) University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Hope, AR
52) University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
53) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
54) Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
55) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
56) Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL

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