Funeral Service Education

Available on the Vincennes campus and online

Check out the Funeral Service Resource Center

Are you interested in biological or mortuary sciences?

Do you have a passion for helping others?

Would you like to learn professional business skills?

Do you have an art background?

Do you enjoy a challenge?

Have you ever considered a professional career in Funeral Service or Mortuary Science?

If so Vincennes University has what you are looking for. We are the first college in the state of Indiana and were founded by former president and war hero William Henry Harrison. We have been in business since 1801 and are one of the oldest regionally accredited Universities in the Northwest Territory. Our Funeral Service Education Program has been turning out high quality licensed Funeral Director and Embalmers since 1975. We are the premier choice in Funeral Service Education with a long standing track record of success and American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation. We welcome potential students from everywhere to see what we offer either on our 162 acre beautiful campus or stay at home and complete your classes online with our state of the art distance program.

Successful completion of the A.S. Program allows students to transfer to a baccalaureate institution.
 


 

 

The median annual wage for funeral service managers was $70,890 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $38,530, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $142,750.

The median annual wage for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors was $48,490 in May 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,000, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $82,010.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/funeral-service-occupations.htm

The Funeral Service Education Program at Vincennes University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 233-3747. Website: www.abfse.org

National Board Examination scores, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program's scores and rates, go to the Funeral Service Education Program office, located in the Center for Health Sciences building, Room 215, or by email at hshp@vinu.edu, or by telephone at 812-888-5469.
Successful completion of the A.S. Program allows students to transfer to a baccalaureate institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana State Standards: http://www.in.gov/pla/funeral.htm

National Standards: http://www.nfda.org/careers/licensing-requirements
***Please use the above link to check your individual state requirements for individual licensure as each state has differing requirements for obtaining a professional license as a funeral director/embalmer***

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For more information, please contact
Russel Ort, LFD, MS, A.B.A. 

Chair, Funeral Service Education Program
Center for Health Sciences, Room 215
(812) 888-5469
rort@vinu.edu