Due to the impact of any closure, the determination to close a program, branch campus, or institution should be made through a consultative process between MEAC, the institution and other stakeholders in midwifery education, and is only decided after alternatives have been considered. Schools considering the closure of their institution or program must follow MEAC’s policies and procedures for closure plans, teach-out plans, and teach-out agreements.
If an institution or program MEAC accredits or preaccredits closes without a teach-out plan or agreement, MEAC works with the US Department of Education and appropriate state agencies, to the extent feasible, to assist students in finding reasonable opportunities to complete their education without additional charge.
For students in a program that is closing, how and where to continue education is a decision each student has to make for themselves. This includes the decision to participate in the closing program’s teach-out plan, transfer to another school under school-negotiated teach-out agreements, or to transfer to another school of the students own choosing. MEAC will provide information and resources for options. We do not rank or indicate preferred options.
As more information becomes available, MEAC will keep this page updated.