Midwifery schools that choose to undergo accreditation do so because of their commitment to excellence in the field. There are many benefits of accreditation to schools, students, and consumers. Below you will find a list of MEAC’s currently accredited programs and institutions.
A number of other schools are in the process of applying for accreditation or working through the process of
becoming accredited, so check back frequently to watch the number of options for high-quality midwifery education grow. For a list of institutions and programs for which we are currently accepting comment, please click here.
When final accreditation decisions are made by the MEAC Board of Directors, you can find them here.
Bastyr University | Master of Science in Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/1/2016 – 9/30/2021
14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Website | ph (425) 602-3000 | f (425) 896-6806
Suzy Myers, Department Chair
Marissa Ohoyo, Program Supervisor
Bastyr offers a degree-granting program that offers Title IV financial aid and a blended learning model that combines distance education with classroom-based intensives.
Birthwise Midwifery School
Accreditation Period: 3/23/2016 – 3/23/2021
24 S. High St., Bridgton, ME 04009-1110
Website | ph (207) 647-5968
Heidi Fillmore, Director
Beth Bongiolatti, Clinical Director
Birthwise is a certificate-granting institution that offers high and low residence options. Financial aid is available.
Maternidad La Luz
Accreditation as of 07/03/2017 – 02/28/2021.
1308 Magoffin St., El Paso, TX 79901-1626
Website | ph (915) 532-5895 | f (915) 532-7127
Maternidad La Luz offers certificate-granting programs of several lengths, including a 1-year intensive program.
National College of Midwifery
Probationary Accreditation as of 06/30/2016. Next Compliance Report due 06/30/2017. For more information regarding probationary accreditation status, please refer to MEAC’s Policies and Procedures Manual.
#1041 Reed Street, Suite C Taos, NM 87571
Website | ph (575) 758-8914
Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund, Chief Academic Officer
The National College of Midwifery offers multiple degree programs implemented in diverse learning environments chosen by the student and the preceptor.
Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/26/12 – 10/26/17
3944 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite C-200, San Diego, CA 92123
Website | ph (858) 694-8194 | f (858) 694-8196
Gerri Ryan, Executive Director, COO or Tracy Abston, Dean of Students
Nizhoni is a diploma-granting institution.
Birthingway College of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/11 – 10/17
SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97266-4042
Website | ph (503) 760-3131 | f (503) 760-3332
Holly Scholles, President
Birthingway is a certificate- and degree-granting institution that offers Title IV financial aid.
Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 12/14 – 12/19
810 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5507
Website | ph (352) 338-0766 | f (352) 338-2013
Susan Nelson, Executive Director
The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery is a certificate-granting institution that offers financial aid.
Midwives College of Utah
Accreditation Period: 11/14 – 10/19
1174 E 2700 S., Suite 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2671
Website | ph (886) 680-2756 or (801) 649-5230 | f (866) 207-2024
Kristi Ridd-Young, President
Nicole Croft, Academic Dean
The Midwives College of Utah offers several certificate and degree programs, including distance education, Title IV and financial aid with central office located in Salt Lake City.
National Midwifery Institute
Accreditation Period: 3/14 – 3/19
P. O. Box 128, Bristol, VT 05443-0128
Website | ph (802) 453-3332
Administrator and Co-Director
Elizabeth Davis, Co-Director
The National Midwifery Institute is a correspondence program dedicated to the preservation of community-based midwifery training and education.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Midwifery Program
Accreditation Period: 9/14 – 9/19
1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Website | ph (800) 362-3322 | f (608) 822-2772
Sherry DeVries, Program Coordinator
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College offers an Associate’s Degree in Midwifery. Title IV financial aid and distance education options exist.
Mercy in Action College of Midwifery
3018 West Overland Road, Boise, Idaho 83705
Website | ph (208) 258-9251
Vicki Penwell, Executive Director
Mercy in Action is a certificate-granting Institution.
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