NCC's Funeral Service Students Among Top Scorers in the Nation

Funeral Services Education science pass rates number one in the country

Out of 58 accredited funeral service programs in the United States, Northampton Community College (NCC) students' pass rates for the Funeral Service Arts and Science exams were tied for first in the nation for science and third for arts.

“Since 2014, board scores have steadily moved to the position we have today,” said Tony Moore, NCC’s director of funeral services education. “For the last three years, our students’ science pass rates have tied with three other schools as number one in the nation. These scores are a great source of pride and speak to the quality educational and training experiences that we provide for our students.”

The Funeral Service Education degree program at Northampton Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). The program is designed to give students a broad understanding of funeral home operation, funeral directing, public health, and embalming for their internships and careers in the field. It typically takes students six semesters to complete this associate degree. For more information, visit