MCU operates as a non-profit institution with a Board of Directors, a President, administrative staff, and both academic and clinical faculty. MCU has approximately 150 students and over 100 graduates from several certificate and degree programs. MCU offers an Associate, Bachelor, and Master of Science degree in Midwifery. MCU is a distance education institution with administrative offices located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
MCU is accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) which is approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Students are assigned live instructors for all academic courses, and work one-on-one with an approved midwife for their clinical component. At the successful completion of the program, students obtain a degree in midwifery and the national credential of Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. Students living outside of the US, who wish to register or license, may have to complete a bridging program for the midwifery designation specific to their province or jurisdiction.
Midwives College of Utah is registered under the Utah Post-secondary Proprietary School Act (Title 53B, Chapter 5, Utah Code Annotated 1953). Registration under the Utah Post-secondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers’ training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school and employer.