Compare MEAC Schools

 

Certificate or degree program

Bastyr University Department of Midwifery Birthwise Midwifery School Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Mercy in Action College of Midwifery Midwives College of Utah National College of Midwifery National Midwifery Institute Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program
Certificate
Degree
Degree Name Master of Science in Midwifery Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Bachelor or Master of Science in Midwifery Associate or Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Associate in Applied Science

 

2020-2021 tuition

Bastyr University Department of Midwifery Birthwise Midwifery School Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Mercy in Action College of Midwifery Midwives College of Utah National College of Midwifery National Midwifery Institute Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program
Length of program 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 4 years 4 years (BSM), 2 years (MSM) Self Paced with average length of 2.5 years (ASM) and 1.5 years (BSM) 3 years 3 years 2 years
Annual tuition $27,253 $14,000 $9,000 $8,704 $5,700 $7,260 TOTAL TUITION (not annual)
$9,000 (ASM), $2,500 (BSM alum), $5,000 (BSM non-alum)
$6,500 $7,150 $4,641 (in-state), $6,962 (out-of-state)
Other costs About $2,125 per year for books and supplies About $2,365 total for books and supplies Up to $1,240 total for books and supplies $200 enrollment fee Books and supplies Acceptance fee, clinical application fee, graduation application fee, annual student fee, copyright
clearance fees
Books and supplies, preceptor fee, travel to clinical sites if community preceptors cannot provide all
clinical experiences
$25 per month administration fee $100 registration fee, $550 annual sustaining fee, $200 annual insurance fee, $800 fee for supplies $300 online fee, $136 program completion fee, 6% of tuition – activity fee

 

Financial aid and scholarships

Bastyr University Department of Midwifery Birthwise Midwifery School Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Mercy in Action College of Midwifery Midwives College of Utah National College of Midwifery National Midwifery Institute Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program
Federal financial aid
GI Bill
Americorps funds
Need-based scholarships
Diversity scholarships
Other funding sources
Work study
Payment plans

 

Distance or campus learning

Bastyr University Department of Midwifery Birthwise Midwifery School Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Mercy in Action College of Midwifery Midwives College of Utah National College of Midwifery National Midwifery Institute Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program
Distance learning College without walls/community based apprenticeships
Campus program
Hybrid or low-residency program

 

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Bastyr University Department of Midwifery Birthwise Midwifery School Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Mercy in Action College of Midwifery Midwives College of Utah National College of Midwifery National Midwifery Institute Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program
Able to enroll international students

 

Location Kenmore, Washington
Degree Master of Science in Midwifery
Prerequisites Bachelor’s degree or basic proficiency prerequisites
Admissions
Application fee $75
Application process Apply online, in-person interview, admission decision in spring for fall start
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate About 50%
Program details
Annual tuition $27,253
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 3 years, must complete in 5 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body Maximum of 20 students per cohort
Age range of student body
Students of color 30%
Graduation rate 70%
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Bridgton, Maine
Certificate
Prerequisites High School diploma or equivalent
Completion of a doula training workshop
Completion of a CPR course
Admissions
Application fee $50
Application process Submission of online admissions form and transcripts, 3 letters of reference, answers to
short answer and essay questions, interview
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate
Program details
Annual tuition $14,000
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 3.5 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 10-20 students per cohort, 2 cohorts per year (1 community/low residency, 1 campus)
Age range of student body 20-40
Students of color 13%
Graduation rate 48%
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Winter Garden, Florida
Degree
Prerequisites One college level math course
One college level English course
Doula certification
Lactation Educator Certification
Childbirth Educator Certification
Completion of a HIV/AIDS course
Anatomy and Physiology course
NRP certification
CPR certification
Pre-accredited
Admissions
Application fee $150
Application process Application, essays, interview
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 100%
Program details
Annual tuition $9,000
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 27 months (3-year direct entry) or 1 year (4-month licensure by endorsement), must complete
in 6 years (3-year) or 2 years (4-month)
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 12 (3 year) and unlimited (4 month)
Age range of student body
Students of color 50%
Graduation rate 77% (3-year), 66% (4-month)
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Gainesville, Florida
North Miami Beach, Florida
Certificate
Prerequisites College level English (3 credits)
College level mathematics (3 credits)
Admissions
Application fee $100
Application process Application completion, group interview
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 85%
Program details
Annual tuition $8,704
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 3 years, must complete in 4,5 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 75
Age range of student body 18-57
Students of color 31%
Graduation rate 53% (median)
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Boise, Idaho
Degree Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Prerequisites College English and statistics
Admissions
Application fee $100
Application process Submission of application and required documentation as outlined in Student Handbook,
participation in web-based group interview, individual interview via phone or in
person
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 95% for 2019 admissions
Program details
Annual tuition $5,700
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 4 years, must complete in 6 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 71
Age range of student body 18-69
Students of color 28%
Graduation rate The school (post accreditation) is too new to calculate graduation rate, as it is based on
150% of completion time.
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Degrees Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Master of Science in Midwifery
Prerequisites High school diploma or equivalent
Admissions
Application fee $50 (BSM), $60 (MSM)
Application process The student must attend an Applicant Open House online, fill out an online application with
essay questions and attend a one-on-one interview with the Director of Admissions. The
application also includes submission of two references, proof of high school graduation,
legal photo ID, and official transcripts if attended post-secondary education.
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 75 to 85%
Program details
Annual tuition $7,260
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 4,33 years (BSM) or 2 years (MSM), must complete in 7,33 years (BSM) or 4 years (MSM)
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 54 (ASM Teach Out Program), 175 (BSM), 4 (MSM)
Age range of student body 18-58
Students of color 19%
Graduation rate 32% overall
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location College without walls/community based apprenticeships
Degrees Associates of Science in Midwifery
Bachelors of Science in Midwifery
Co-requisites College level composition (4 credits)
College level math (3 credits)
For California students, chemistry (3 credits) and child growth and development (1 credit)
Admissions
Application fee $100
Application process Fill out online application, orientation, enrollment acknowledgements, and preceptor
contract
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 100%
Program details
TOTAL tuition
(not annual tuition)
$9,000 (ASM), $2,500 (BSM alum), $5,000 (BSM non-alum)
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program Self Paced with average length of 2.5 years (ASM) and 1.5 years (BSM)
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 124 as of December 2019
Age range of student body 18-50
Students of color Demographic study will begin January 2020
Graduation rate 73% (ASM) for students who enrolled 2009-2013, 78% (BSM) for students who enrolled 2009-2013
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Online
Degrees
Prerequisites None
Admissions
Application fee $75
Application process Application and phone interview
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 95%
Program details
Annual tuition $6,500
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 3 years, must complete in 7 years
Clinical placements begin Individual to each student
Student body
Size of student body 70
Age range of student body 20-55
Students of color 20%
Graduation rate 50%
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location San Diego, California
Certificate
Prerequisites Anatomy & Physiology course
Medical Terminology course
Microbiology course
Labor or Birth Doula Training Workshop
Admissions
Application fee $50
Application process Written application with essay, 3 professional recommendations, official transcripts for
college coursework, interview
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 80%
Program details
Annual tuition $7,150
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 38 months, must complete in 6 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 50 per program, approximately 12 per cohort
Age range of student body
Students of color 10%
Graduation rate 95%
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available

Location Fennimore, Wisconsin
Degree MAssociate in Applied Science
Prerequisites High school diploma
Accuplacer or ACT exam
Admissions
Application fee $30
Application process Submit application and $30 fee, high school transcript, college transcript (if applicable),
and test scores.
Accepts transfer credits from previous schools, clinicals, births Yes. Current CPMs receive 38 transfer credits toward their Associate degree. All applicants
can request assessment of transcripts for transfer credit. Prior learning credit for up to
10 documented observed births (aspiring CPM applicants).
Prior learning assesment for a current CPM
Prior learning assesment for an aspiring CPM
Acceptance rate 100% (state college with open enrollment)
Program details
Total tuition $9,282 (in-state), $13,923 (out-of-state)
Federal financial aid available
Average length of program 2 years, must complete in 5 years
Clinical placements begin During didactics
Student body
Size of student body 34
Age range of student body 18-63
Students of color 25% (Midwifery Program)
Graduation rate 33%
Student life
Campus housing available
Staff advisor
Mentorship
Tutoring available
Counseling available
Learning disability services available