Today, Mid-America College proudly continues to provide a timely learning experience for its students, with a foundation firmly rooted in a century of tradition established by its predecessors–the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1895, and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, founded in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905.
Accreditation and Authorization
Mid-America College of Funeral Service and the Funeral Service and Mortuary Science degree programs are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org.
The degrees offered are the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service and the Bachelor of Mortuary Science.
The Funeral Service Degree Programs and Mid-America College of Funeral Service are also accredited by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education. The degrees granted are: the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Degree and the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Degree. The mailing address is: Board for Proprietary Education Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317-464-4400 extensons 138 and 141. Web: www.in.gov/bpe/
Fully Accredited by the Indiana Commission for Postsecondary Priprietary Education
Social Security Administration
State Boards of Mortuary Science and Funeral Service
State Approval for Veteran Training
State Approval for Vocational Rehabilitation Training
The National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science
The Indiana Funeral Directors Association
The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky
Ottawa University - Indiana, Jeffersonville, Indiana
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-32) we accept students without regard to race, color, sex, creed, disability, or national origin.
The mission of Mid-America College of Funeral Service is to provide a contemporary education for those having chosen funeral service as their life's work that will enable the student to become a successful entry-level funeral service practitioner by:
inspiring in each student a desire to achieve proficiency and efficiency in the practical skills of embalming and restorative art, and
preparing each student to become an effective funeral home manager or owner with acquired management skills firmly conceived in proven, successful business fundamentals, principles and practices, and
promoting within each student a better understanding of the complexities and dynamics of grief, the ability to better anticipate the needs of those bereaved, and to more fully appreciate the role and central value of the funeral service practitioner as a caregiver in the community.
Mid-America College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation offering post- secondary education to men and women interested in funeral service as a career.
The central aim of the College is to recognize the importance of funeral service education personnel as:
members of a human service 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) as well as
professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.
Objectives of the College
The objectives of Mid-America College of Funeral Service reinforce its mission statement and institutional aims. To that end, the College will strive to:
enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession;
educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession;
educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large;
emphasize high standards of ethical conduct;
provide a curriculum at the post-secondary level of instruction, and
encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.