Welcome to the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Online Campus. Commonwealth Institute has been helping educate future funeral service practitioners since 1936.

While Commonwealth Institute is located in Houston, America’s fourth largest city (with the many events and activities that appeal to students with different interests and backgrounds), we have extended beyond our immediate service area to meet the needs of our students who desire flexibility in obtaining their educational goals. Through Commonwealth’s Online Campus, delivered courses are identical in content to those offered in our traditional classrooms.

Additionally, our faculty consists of some of the most innovative and brightest individuals in funeral service education. Commonwealth Institute believes in utilizing industry experienced instructors, so our students can be confident that they’re prepared to enter the workforce as capable and responsible practitioners. We do not simply teach theory, but believe strongly in applied learning – that is taking the knowledge you learn online and demonstrating how to use it in the workplace.

Commonwealth Institute is a multicultural institution committed towards enhancing and facilitating learning in an environment that contributes to student success and academic excellence.On behalf of the Board of Regents, the administration, faculty and staff, I extend best wishes as you allow us to assist you in your quest for success and academic achievement.

J. Chandler Altieri, President
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service