Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling

Wheeling, IL

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Worsham College of Mortuary Science offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 46.1% are women, and 53.9% are men. Average salary after attending is $47,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.


Types of financial aids


55 of Worsham College of Mortuary Science undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 51 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Worsham College of Mortuary Science number 242 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Worsham College of Mortuary Science awarded 2 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Salary After Attending


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Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Veteran Services Available

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Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Worsham College of Mortuary Science is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Worsham College of Mortuary Science the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Worsham College of Mortuary Science and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Worsham College of Mortuary Science offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county. Worsham College of Mortuary Science is one of the few institutions in Cook that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Worsham College of Mortuary Science provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 141 students with 6325 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Worsham College of Mortuary Science

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Beautiful school with great facilities. I've traveled as a guest speaker to several funeral service colleges and was blown away by the following:*The students seemed happy, friendly, and cleared enjoyed being there. *The place was CLEAN. Up-to-date and nicely maintained inside and out. My old boss at the funeral home would have been proud. *The faculty were all very friendly, and most of them were notable experts who I had read about (or read their articles/books) in a variety of concentrations.I've seen to plenty of other mortuary science programs, but this one is widely known in the industry as being the place to go if you want a really good chance of getting employed straight out of college and being hired based on reputation and skill set. A former graduate I worked with told me that they do all of their embalming practicals at the Cook County morgue, which would be an amazing experience in and of itself. Would recommend to anyone who is considering entering school and becoming a funeral director.

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Worsham college is the best. They prepare you for the National Board Exam and help you find a job. Most of the teachers are funeral directors, and they always have great real-life examples.

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Great school, My father and I both are alumni. I can't say enough good how they care for the proffesion. I highly recommend anyone going into the field to consider attending Worsham College.

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Awesome snacks to munch down on!!!

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This is quite possibly the worst school, the worst curriculum, and the poorest quality teachers and leaders. The profession of embalming is nearly over, which poses a problem for new grads. It is the worst profession to attempt to get into in Illinois especially. There are hardly any apprenticeships in the Chicago area, so unless you're able to relocate to the countryside and work for $9 an hour for a year or so, you won't ever be licensed in Illinois. You must serve an apprenticeship within its borders. Those are the rules. The IDFPR regulates licensing and you cannot serve outside Illinois and then return. You will not be successful despite the promises of this school or its founders. As of 2016, the school is owned by a corporation, and no longer run by the inept founder's daughter or her terrible husband, but it's still simply no good.

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Location & Website

Address: 495 Northgate Pkwy


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +8478088444

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: WWW.WORSHAMCOLLEGE.COM

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