Thomas Jefferson University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Midwifery Institute at Thomas Jefferson University's M.S. in Midwifery and Post-Master’s Certificate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,

The most recent program accreditation runs from July, 2015 through July, 2025.

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact us directly at or contact the office of graduate admissions at 215-951-2943

Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to earn the credential CNM or CM. Completion of the program prepares graduates to work in all practice settings.

For further information on the CM Pathway please refer to:

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. (2005). The Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors Prerequisite to Midwifery Clinical Coursework. Retrieved from:

Fullerton, J. T., Shah, M. A., Schecter, S., & Muller, J. H. (2000). Integrating qualified nurses and non-nurses in midwifery education: The two-year experience of an ACNM DOA accredited program. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 45(1), 45-54.

Washington State Notice: Thomas Jefferson University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.  This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Thomas Jefferson University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs.  The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.  Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs.  Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Program Statistics:

Retention: Defined as retention from the summer or fall term in the first year, to the fall term of the second year.

2017 Retention - 78% 4 students were not retained for personal reasons.

2015 Retention - 83% 4 students not retained for personal reasons.

2014 Retention - 90% 2 students not retained for personal reasons.

2013 Retention - 71% 3 students not retained for academic reasons; 4 for personal reasons.

2012 Retention - 74% 2 students not retained for academic reasons; 2 for personal reasons.

2011 Retention - 90% 3 students not retained for personal reasons.


The program is a two to three year progression.  85% graduation rate defined as retained students graduating from the program on time. One student decelerated for personal reasons; one student withdrew for personal reasons; one student was dismissed for academic reasons.


2014 - 2015 graduates (n=21); 86% (n=18) employed as a midwife.  Those not employed are looking for a position (2), a fellowship (1).

2013 93% of graduates employed in midwifery.  One student seeking a fellowship position.

2012 100% of graduates are employed in midwifery

2011 96% of graduate are employed in midwifery; 1 student not employed as a midwife is pursuing additional nursing education


In our most recent academic year, our students identify as:

28% Hispanic/African American

18% Report being first in their families to complete college

100% Female

Attrition 2006-2011:
  • Academic or Disciplinary Dismissal:  9
  • Withdrawal or Leave of Absence (personal reasons such as family or health crisis):  26
  • Withdrawal (academic):  6
  • Decelerated during education, but in good standing: 6


American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Pass Rate Information:

Year       First Time Pass    Percent of graduates earning CNM/CM credential
2017        10/11 (91%)    Posted in March 2018
2016        16/18  (89%)    100%
2015        18/19  (95%)    100%


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