Mortuary Science

Aims and Purpose

The Program of Mortuary Science at KCKCC states as its central aims the recognition of the importance of funeral service personnel as:
  • members of a human services profession;
  • members of the community in which they serve;
  • participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession;
  • professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local
    regulatory guidelines in the geographic area where they practice;
  • professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for
    human remains.
The Mortuary Sciences purposes are:
  • To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession.
  • To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary of the profession, as defined in the preamble above.
  • To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
  • To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
  • To provide a curriculum at the postsecondary level of instruction.
  • To encourage research in the field of funeral service.
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE - accredited programs are available at . To request a printed copy of this program’s rates go to the Mortuary Science office, RM 3630 Flint Building, email or call 913-288-7607.

Program Information Data

Year Total Enroll # of New Students # of Grads Timely Grad Graduation Rate Did not finish Overall % Employed Employed in FS
2016 34 34 28 28/28 89% 3 86% 86%
2015 34 33 33 30/33 85% 4 97% 97%
2014 32 39 30 27/30 91% 3 93% 77%

National Board Statistics

3 year Average % Pass Arts % Pass Sciences
2016-2014 76% 70%
2015-2013 79% 77%
2014-2012 81% 80%
Most Recent # Takers # Passed
2016 Arts 22 17
2016 Science 22 13


American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108.
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 08097


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