Accreditation

Northeast Texas Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30003-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northeast Texas Community College.

Northeast Texas Community College is also approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency.

The American Board of Funeral Service Education has been recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as the accrediting agency in funeral service education.

 

The Funeral Service Education degree program at Northeast Texas Community College is 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

NTCC received initial accreditation from the ABFSE in April 2018.
NTCC received Reaccreditation for Seven years in April 2022.

 

NTCC's funeral service certificate program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE accredited program is required.

 

 

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org in the Directory of Accredited Programs.

 

NORTHEAST TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION

2886 FM 1735, Chapel Hill Road
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Rebecca M. R. Gardner, Program Director
Phone: (903) 434-8314
Email: rgardner@ntcc.edu
Web: www.ntcc.edu/funeralservice
Accredited Degree Offered: Associat in Applied Science
Distance Education: YES

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION - Northeast Texas *

Year
Total enrolled
# of New Students
# of Grads
Timely Grad*
Graduation rate**
Did not finish***
Overall % Employed
Employed In FS
2021 38 19 15 15/15 95% 2 93% 93%
2020 24 20 3 3/3 83% 2 100% 100%
2019 9 4 3 3/3 60% 2 100% 100%
*Timely graduation = complete program in 1 1/2 times designated program length.
** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year).
***Left before completing the program; did not finish.

 

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Northeast Texas *

Most Recent # Takers # Passed
2021 Arts 9 4
2021 Sciences 9 4
2020 Arts 3 1
2019 Arts 2 1
2019 Sciences 2 1
2018 Arts 4 3
2018 Sciences 3 2

 

NATIONAL BOARD THREE-YEAR STATISTICS ***

Single Year School Pass Rate National Pass Rate Single Year School Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2021 Arts 44% 68% 2021 Sciences 44% 57%
2020 Arts 33% 73% 2020 Sciences 50% 64%
2019 Arts 50% 72% 2019 Sciences 50% 63%

 

 

STATE BOARD STATISTICS - Northeast Texas **

Single Year # Takers # Passed States
2021 11 7 Texas, Oklahoma
2020 3 2 Texas, Oklahoma
2019 4 4 Texas, Oklahoma

 


*Data supplied above does not include Certificate (Funeral Directing only) Graduates.
**This academic program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE accredited program is required.
***Data is currently limited, due to the recent accreditation (2018) of NTCC's Funeral Service Program.

 

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

NTCC's funeral service programs are designed with the nontraditional student in mind. Most courses are conducted in an online environment and offer regular and substantial interactions between students and faculty.

 

NTCC is a member of the NC-SARA. SARA is an agreement "among member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state" (NC-SARA).

Contact us regarding our authorization in your state.

Regulations In Funeral Service Licensing, Continuing Education and Pre-need by state.

Contact information for Regulatory Agencies by state.

NC-SARA Student Complaint Process


Northeast Texas Community College’s Funeral Service Education program offers courses, an associate degree, and certificate program that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Successful completion of the programs listed may potentially lead to professional licensure, registration, or certification. Licensure, registration, or certification may be global, national, or state-specific. The following programs meet requirements for the State of Texas. Requirements for other states may vary. If you currently live in a state other than Texas or intend to move to a state other than Texas and use the education completed at NTCC’s Funeral Service program to sit for such an exam, be aware that there may be additional requirements. Please contact the appropriate administering body and/or the Program to discuss your intentions. To review whether NTCC’s Funeral Service program meets your state requirements, please click here.

For More Information Contact

Olga Retana
903-434-8313
oretana@ntcc.edu