Woods Online

Whether you want to change your career or advance in your current one, Woods Online helps you earn the high-quality education you need to aspire higher for the life you want. With more than 40 years of experience in distance formats with a student-centered approach, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College creates a passion for learning and an eagerness for making a difference. This liberal arts education equips women and men with a foundation for effective problem-solving.

We know that you’re juggling many demands, including a career, family responsibilities, or both. We understand your need for options as you take charge of your future. You’ll find that the convenience and flexibility to fit your learning style.


Ranked Online Bachelor's Degree
Online Degree Information


The Woods Online Program Offers You:

  • Flexible schedules.
  • Different formats for different learning styles: 8-week and 16-week formats.
  • Learning approaches specifically designed for adult students.
  • A solid liberal arts education to prepare you for career changes.
  • Scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • Great transfer policies.
  • Alternative ways to earn college credit.


Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, when combined with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, means that veterans who have served on active duty for at least 36 aggregate months since 9/11/01 and who meet College admission requirements will have the opportunity to attend Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College tuition-free.

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The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and approved for teacher training by the Indiana Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).