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 and preaccredited 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 specifically seeking public 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: 09/30/2016 – 09/30/2021
Next comprehensive review to begin in 2019.

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

Wendy Gordon, Department Chair
425.602.3371
wgordon@bastyr.edu

Ann Jenness, Program Supervisor
425.896.6826
ajenness@bastyr.edu

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: 03/23/2016 – 03/23/2021
Next comprehensive review currently underway.

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

Katie Krebs, MPH, Executive Director
katie@birthwisemidwifery.edu

Beth Bongiolatti, CPM, NHCM,  Academic Dean of Students
Beth@birthwisemidwifery.edu

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
Institutional Accreditation Period: 02/28/2016 – 02/28/2021
MLL has voluntarily withdrawn their application for renewal of institutional accreditation. No further comprehensive reviews planned.

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

Judith Lane, Academic Director
academic@maternidadlaluz.com

Sarah Whittington, Assistant Academic Director
sarahwhittington@gmail.com

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

National College of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 06/30/2016 – 06/30/2020
Next comprehensive review currently underway.

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

Marcy Andrew, President
marcya@midwiferycollege.org

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
Next comprehensive review to begin in 2020.

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@nizhoniinstitute.edu

Nizhoni is a diploma-granting institution.

Birthingway College of Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 10/31/2017 -10/31/2022
This school is currently under a teach-out plan as a part of the school closing. No further comprehensive reviews planned.

SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97266-4042
Website | ph (503) 760-3131 | f (503) 760-3332

Holly Scholles, President
info@birthingway.edu

Birthingway is a certificate- and degree-granting institution that offers Title IV financial aid.

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
Institutional Accreditation Period: 12/07/2014 – 12/07/2019
Next comprehensive review currently underway.

810 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5507
Website | ph (352) 338-0766 | f (352) 338-2013

Amanda Mann, Interim Executive Director
info@midwiferyschool.org

The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery is a certificate-granting institution that offers Title IV financial aid.

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

Continuation of accreditation granted while comprehensive review is completed. Expected decision to be made June 2020.
Next comprehensive review currently underway.

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
president@midwifery.edu

Megan Koontz, Interim Academic Dean
academicdean@midwifery.edu

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
Institutional Accreditation Period: 03/27/2019 – 03/26/2022
Probationary Status until areas of non-compliance have been corrected.
Next comprehensive review to begin in 2020.

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

Elizabeth Davis, Program Director
elizabeth@elizabethdavis.com

Erin Ryan, Program Director
Erin@nationalmidwiferyinstitute.com

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

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College| Direct Entry Midwife Program
Programmatic Accreditation Period: 09/03/2014 – 09/03/2019

Continuation of accreditation granted while comprehensive review is completed. Expected decision to be made February 2020.
Next comprehensive review currently underway.

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

Hilary Schlinger, Program Coordinator
hschlinger@swtc.edu

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: 03/09/2017 – 03/09/2022
Next comprehensive review to begin in 2020.

3018 West Overland Road, Boise, Idaho 83705
Website | ph (208) 258-9251

Vicki Penwell, Executive Director
info@mercyinaction.com

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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Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery
Preaccreditation Period: 08/14/2019-08/13/2020
This school is progressing towards accreditation and has demonstrated a likeliness to gain accreditation before the expiration of the preaccreditation period. Note: preaccreditation does not signify that an applicant institution is accredited, nor is it a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

213 S. Dillard St, Suite #340, Winter Garden, Florida 34787
Website | ph (407) 656-6938

Jennie Joseph, Executive Director
jennie@commonsensechildbirth.org

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery is a non-profit institution that offers a certificate program.

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