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Midwifery Schools

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.

Please click here for a list of institutions and programs in the process of applying for accreditation that we are specifically seeking public comment on.

 

Notice of final accreditation decisions made by the MEAC Board of Directors can be found here.

Currently Accredited and Preaccredited Programs and Institutions

(Note that if a school is not listed below, then they are not preaccredited or accredited by MEAC.)

Bastyr University | Master of Science in Midwifery Program

Current Programmatic Accreditation Period: 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2027
Next comprehensive review to begin February 2026.

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 07/08/2020 - 07/07/2026
Next comprehensive review to begin September 2024.

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 12/08/2019 – 12/07/2025
Next comprehensive review to begin February 2024.

Mercy in Action College of Midwifery

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 03/10/2022 – 03/09/2026
Next comprehensive review to begin May 2024.

Midwives College of Utah

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 11/01/2019 – 10/31/2025
Next comprehensive review to begin January 2024.

National College of Midwifery

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 07/01/2021 – 06/30/2027
Next comprehensive review to begin September 2025.

National Midwifery Institute

Current Institutional Accreditation Period: 03/27/2022 – 03/26/2027
Next comprehensive review to begin June 2025.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College | Direct Entry Midwife Program

Current Programmatic Accreditation Period: 09/04/2019 – 09/03/2025
Next comprehensive review to begin January 2024.

Schools In the Process of Applying for Accreditation

The process of applying for accreditation takes time. Generally, from the time a school submits a Part I Application for Initial Accreditation to the point where they are granted preaccreditation is about a year. If the school is approved, only students enrolled at the time preaccreditation is granted and those enrolling after that date will be considered to have graduated from a school with a MEAC accreditation status. Accreditation is not retroactive. Submission of an application for initial accreditation is not a guarantee of preaccreditation  or initial accreditation.

Note that once a school becomes preaccredited they will be listed above.

 

Please click here to provide public comment on these schools. MEAC takes all public comment into consideration when making a decision about a school’s readiness for accreditation.

  • International Institute for Health Care Professionals, Direct Entry Midwifery Program
    • Application for Initial Accreditation accepted July 26, 2022. Preaccreditation decision anticipated in July 2023.
  • Midwest Maternal Childbirth Institute
    • Application for Initial Accreditation accepted January 5, 2022. Preaccreditation decision anticipated in January 2023.

 

If a school is not listed in the “currently preaccredited and accredited schools” section above or in this list of applicant schools, then they are not in the process of applying for accreditation, preaccredited, or accredited by MEAC. 

Schools considering or preparing to apply for MEAC accreditation are prohibited from declaring their intention to become MEAC accredited or claiming to have submitted an application until they have actually done so and had the application approved (at which time they will be listed above).

 

 

Are you an owner or administrator who is interested in having your existing or forming midwifery school listed here? Check out the process of MEAC accreditation on our Schools Seeking Accreditation page.

Are you an aspiring midwifery student curious about attending a MEAC-acccredited school? Click here to learn more.

Are you a midwife or community member who is interested in working with MEAC to ensure the quality of midwifery education in the United States? Learn more about volunteer opportunities at MEAC.

Do you have concerns about a MEAC school that you would like to file a complaint against? Follow this link to submit a complaint form.