The mission of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service is to educate students so that they may reach their full potential and achieve their goal to enter the funeral service profession. AAMI is committed to creating a learning environment that supports educational excellence, endorses academic integrity and promotes steadfastness and ethical behavior in the funeral profession. As a leader in funeral service education for over 90 years, AAMI provides for and supports the educational needs of the funeral industry.

AAMI is an urban, not-for-profit, private, single-purpose academic institution that offers both a campus and online associate degree program option dedicated to the educational needs of the funeral industry. AAMI provides educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for and meet the challenges of educating a socially and economically diverse population. AAMI provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to study, research and observe the culture, customs and changing dynamics of the funeral profession.