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 2015, 2016, and 2017 the average time for completion was:

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

Of the lactation consultation students who graduated in 2015, 2016, and 2017 the average time for completion was:

  • Just over one and three quarter years for the Certificate of Lactation Consultation
  • Just under three years for the Associate of Science in Lactation Consultation

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.

Certifying Exam Completion Rates

 

Graduating Lactation Consultation Students who took the IBLCE Exam
Year Number of Candidates Passed Percentage
2017 2 2 100%
2016 5 5 100%
2015 4 4 100%

 

Graduating Midwifery Students who took the NARM Exam
Year Number of Candidates Passed Percentage
2017 8 8 100%
2016 10 10 100%
2015 8 8 100%

 

Job Placement Rates and Outcomes for Graduates

Birthingway conducts surveys with graduates for three years following graduation. During winter 2018, we contacted and surveyed graduates from January 2015 through December 2017. 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 unable to account for four graduates.

Due to changes in our reporting requirements for the Lactation Consultation Program, some data for Lactation Consultation students has been taken from a 2016 survey.

Of the Midwifery Program graduates surveyed:

  • 81% of graduates are working as a midwife (25 of 31).
  • 55% are working in a related field (17 of 31). Sixteen of the graduates working in a related field are also working as a midwife. Types of related work include: Midwifery Education, Lactation Consultation, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth or Health Education, Prenatal Massage, and Placental Encapsulation.

Of the Lactation Consultation Program graduates surveyed:

  • 55% of graduates are working as a lactation consultant (11 of 20)
  • 43% are working in a related field (9 of 21). Five graduates working in a related field are also working as a lactation consultants. Types of related work include: Lactation Education/College Administration, Breastfeeding Counselor, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Organization Governance, and Midwifery.
  • 15% reported that they were not yet working (3/20). One is pursuing additional education.
Gainful Employment Disclosures

Birthingway has compiled our Gainful Employment Disclosures for our Certificate in Midwifery. If you have any questions about these disclosures, please contact our Administrative Programs Coordinator.