The Funeral Service Degree Program and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ  08097.  (816) 233-3747.  Web:

The ABFSE is an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

About Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary activity initiated by the institution that requires a rigorous self-evaluation and an independent, objective appraisal of the overall educational quality by peers. Accreditation emphasizes quality assurance and a commitment to continuous quality enhancement.

State Authority to Operate

State licensing agencies, higher education commissions, and other bureaus for private postsecondary education grant institutions to operate in their states.

Federal Eligibility for Student Financial Aid

The US Department of Education determines institutional eligibility to participate in federal financial aid offered to students and enforces regulations governing the adherence to federal student financial aid programs. The Department relies on the accreditation of the institutions to determine institutional eligibility.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) program, the undergraduate academic degree offered at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.


Authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.