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JOHN A. GUPTON COLLEGE was the first independent institution of Funeral Service Education to earn regional accreditation and thus be able to offer a course of study leading to the Associate of Arts Degree. The College's pursuit of regional accreditation establishes its role as a pioneer in the educational community.


JOHN A. GUPTON COLLEGE IS APPROVED BY THE TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION FOR VETERANS EDUCATION.


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Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

John A. Gupton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service and the Funeral Directors Certificate. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of John A. Gupton College.

American Board Of Funeral Service Education

The Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service and John A. Gupton College are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org


MEMBERSHIPS:
University Mortuary Science Education Association

Southern Association of Community and Junior Colleges

Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities

National Funeral Directors Association

Tennessee College Association

Tennessee Funeral Directors Association



The annual passage rate of first-time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site (www.abfse.org).

National Board Exam Pass Rates
Year # of Takers # Who Passed % Who Passed
2004 24 21 88%
2005 29 22 76%
2006 33 29 88%
2007 34 32 94%
2008 27 24 89%
2009 27 20 74%


National Board Exam Pass Rates
2010 # of Takers # Who Passed % Who Passed
Arts 35 30 86%
Science 35 34 97%


National Board Exam Pass Rates
2011 # of Takers # Who Passed % Who Passed
Arts 48 42 88%
Science 47 44 94%


National Board Exam Pass Rates
2012 # of Takers # Who Passed % Who Passed
Arts 37 30 81%
Science 39 39 100%


National Board Exam Pass Rates
2013 # of Takers # Who Passed % Who Passed
Arts 34 30 88%
Science 33 32 97%


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