Student Outcomes

Educational Statistics

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Retention and Graduation Rates

The Midwifery Program is designed to be completed in a minimum of three years by following the Recommended Course Sequence. An additional year for general education will be needed if you are seeking the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery credential. Most students take longer to complete. Your Matriculation Catalog and credits will expire after seven years.

Of the midwifery students who graduated in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the average time for completion was:

  • A little over 5 years for the Certificate of Midwifery
  • A little over 4 years for the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Birthingway calculates and summarizes program cohort graduation and retention rates annually as of December 31st.

Under the Student Right to Know Act, Birthingway is required to report annually on the completion (graduation) rates for certificate and degree seeking full-time, first-time undergraduate students. Statistics look at specific matriculating cohort years and address whether or not these students complete their program within 150% of the normal time. Birthingway does not report this particular statistic because we do not enroll full-time, first-time undergraduate students. All students are required to complete college level coursework as prerequisites prior to admittance.

Certifying Exam Completion Rates
Graduating Midwifery Students who took the NARM Exam
Year Number of Candidates Passed Percentage
2021 2 1 50%
2020 9 9 100%
2019 6 6 100%


Job Placement Rates and Outcomes for Graduates

Birthingway conducts surveys with graduates for three years following graduation. In Spring 2022, we contacted and surveyed graduates from January 2019 through December 2021. If graduates do not respond, we research their status elsewhere; such as on state licensing databases or their current, private business websites. Occasionally, we are unable to account for some students through either means. This year, we were able to account for all graduates.

Of the Midwifery Program graduates surveyed:

  • 94% of graduates are working as a midwife (16 of 17).
  • 29% are working in a related field (5 of 17) in addition to working as a midwife. Types of related work include: Midwifery Education, Lactation Consultation, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth or Health Education, Prenatal Massage, and Placental Encapsulation.