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Program credential level

Certificate

Degree

Degree Name

Bastyr University Master of Science in Midwifery Program

Master of Science in Midwifery

Birthwise Midwifery School

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery

Mercy in Action College of Midwifery

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Midwives College of Utah

 

Bachelor or Master of Science in Midwifery

National College of Midwifery

Associate or Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

National Midwifery Institute

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program

Associate in Applied Science

2020-2021 tuition

Length of program

Annual tuition

Other costs

Bastyr University Master of Science in Midwifery Program

3 years

$27,253

About $2,125 per year for books and supplies

Birthwise Midwifery School

3 years

$14,000

About $2,365 total for books and supplies

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

3 years

$9,000

Up to $1,240 total for books and supplies

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery

3 years

$8,704

$200 enrollment fee

Mercy in Action College of Midwifery

4 years

$5,323

Books and supplies

Midwives College of Utah

 

4 years (BSM), 2 years (MSM)

$7,260

Acceptance fee, clinical application
fee, graduation application fee, annual student fee, copyright clearance fees

National College of Midwifery

Self Paced with average length of 2.5 years (ASM) and 1.5 years (BSM)

TOTAL TUITION (not annual)
$9,000 (ASM), $2,500 (BSM alum), $5,000 (BSM non-alum)

Books and supplies, preceptor fee, travel to clinical sites if community preceptors cannot provide all clinical experiences

National Midwifery Institute

3 years

$6,500

$25 per month administration fee

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

3 years

$7,150

$100 registration fee, $550 annual sustaining fee, $200 annual insurance fee, $800 fee for supplies

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program

2 years

$9,282 (in-state)

$13,923 (out-of-state)

 

$300 online fee, $136 program completion fee, 6% of tuition – activity fee

Financial aid and scholarships

Federal
financial
aid

GI Bill

Americorps funds

Need-based
scholar-
ships

Diversity
scholar-
ships

Other funding sources

Work

study

Payment plans

Bastyr University Master of Science in Midwifery Program

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 or campus learning

Distance learning

Campus program

Hybrid or low-residency program

Bastyr University Master of Science in Midwifery Program

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

College without walls/community based apprenticeships

National Midwifery Institute

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Direct Entry Midwife Program

International students

Able to sponsor student visas

Bastyr University Master of Science in Midwifery Program

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

Kenmore, Washington

Location

Master of Science in Midwifery

Degree

Bachelor’s degree or basic proficiency prerequisites

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

Bridgton, Maine

Location

Degree

High School diploma or equivalent Completion of a doula training workshop Completion of a CPR course

Prerequisites

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

Winter Garden, Florida

Location

-

Degree

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

Prerequisites

 

 

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

Gainesville, Florida
North Miami Beach, Florida

Location

Degree

College level English (3 credits)
College level mathematics (3 credits)

Prerequisites

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

Boise, Idaho

Location

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Degree

College English and statistics

Prerequisites

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

Salt Lake City, Utah

Location

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Master of Science in Midwifery

Degree

High school diploma or equivalent

Prerequisites

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

College without walls/community based apprenticeships

Location

Associates of Science in Midwifery
Bachelors of Science in Midwifery

Degree

College level composition (4 credits)
College level math (3 credits)
For California students, chemistry (3 credits) and child growth and development (1 credit)

Prerequisites

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

Online

Location

Degree

None

Prerequisites

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

San Diego, California

Location

Degree

Anatomy & Physiology course
Medical Terminology course
Microbiology course
Labor or Birth Doula Training Workshop

Prerequisites

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

Fennimore, Wisconsin

Location

MAssociate in Applied Science

Degree

Bachelor’s degree or basic proficiency prerequisites

High school diploma
Accuplacer or ACT exam

Prerequisites

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