Florida State College at Jacksonville, Southern Illinois University, University of Minnesota and the State University of New York all have mortuary science programs that are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. As of 2015, there are 58 accredited mortuary science schools in the United States.
Many states have two-year colleges or community colleges that offer programs in mortuary science, embalming techniques and funeral cosmetology. Holmes Community College and East Mississippi Community College, both two-year schools that are located in Mississippi, are ranked within the top five mortuary science schools in the country, according to MorticianGuide.com. Many mortuary science schools also offer programs in business management because morticians may open their own funeral homes as small businesses after graduation.