School Directory

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 | Department of Midwifery
Programmatic Accreditation Period: 9/30/2016 – 9/30/2021

14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Website | ph (425) 602-3000 | f (425) 896-6806

Wendy Gordon, Department Chair

Ann Jenness, Program Supervisor


Bastyr offers a Master of Science in Midwifery program that offers Title IV financial aid and a blended learning model that combines distance education with classroom-based intensives.

Birthwise Midwifery School
Institutional Accreditation Period: 3/23/2016 – 3/23/2021

24 S. High St., Bridgton, ME 04009-1110
Website | ph (207) 647-5968

Heidi Fillmore, Executive Director

Beth Bongiolatti, Academic Director

Birthwise Midwifery School offers certificate programs in midwifery and midwifery assistantship. Based in Bridgton, Maine, the school offers both campus and low-residency options. Birthwise accepts Title IV financial aid for its midwifery program and the GI Bill for its midwifery and midwifery assistant programs.

Maternidad La Luz

Maternidad La Luz
Institutional Accreditation Period: 02/28/2016 – 02/28/2021.

1308 Magoffin St., El Paso, TX 79901-1626
Website | ph (915) 532-5895 | f (915) 532-7127

Judith Lane, Academic Director

Maternidad La Luz offers certificate-granting programs of several lengths, including a 1-year intensive program.

National College of Midwifery

National College of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 6/30/2016 – 6/30/2020

1041 Reed Street, Suite C, Taos, NM 87571
Website | ph (575) 758-8914

Marcy Andrew, President

The National College of Midwifery offers multiple degree programs implemented in diverse learning environments chosen by the student and the preceptor.

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Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 11/30/2017 – 11/30/2022

3944 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite C-200, San Diego, CA 92123
Website | ph (858) 694-8194 | f (858) 694-8196

Claudia Breglia , Executive Director,  or Tracy Abston, Dean of Students

Nizhoni is a diploma-granting institution.

Birthingway College of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 10/31/2017 -10/31/2022

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
Institutional Accreditation Period: 12/7/2014 – 12/7/2019

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 Title IV financial aid.

Midwives College of Utah

Midwives College of Utah
Institutional Accreditation Period: 10/31/2014 – 10/31/2019

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

Megan Koontz, Interim Academic Dean


The Midwives College of Utah offers a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) degree, a CPM-to-BSM program, and a post-graduate Master of Science in Midwifery (MSM) degree. MCU uses a distance education model (e-campus) and is Title IV approved with financial aid available to students. Administrative headquarters are located in Salt Lake City.

National Midwifery Institute

National Midwifery Institute
Institutional Accreditation Period: 3/27/2019 – 3/26/2022
Probationary Status until areas of non-compliance have been corrected.

P. O. Box 128, Bristol, VT 05443-0128
Website | ph (802) 453-3332

Elizabeth Davis, Program Director

Erin Ryan, Program Director

The National Midwifery Institute is a correspondence program dedicated to the preservation of community-based midwifery training and education.


Southwest Wisconsin Technical College| Direct Entry Midwife Program
Programmatic Accreditation Period: 9/3/2014 – 9/3/2019

1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Website | ph (800) 362-3322 | f (608) 822-2772

Hilary Schlinger, Program Coordinator

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College offers an Associate’s Degree in Midwifery. Title IV financial aid and distance education options exist.

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Mercy in Action College of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 03/9/2017 – 03/9/2022
3018 West Overland Road, Boise, Idaho 83705
Website | ph (208) 258-9251

Vicki Penwell, Executive Director

Mercy in Action College of Midwifery is a non-profit degree-granting Institution offering distance-hybrid education with a global focus.

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