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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation matters. Here’s why:

  • It ensures that your degree is recognized by employers, professional associations, and other accredited institutions of higher education.
  • It is an assurance to students and the public that we meet or exceed standards for quality of curriculum, fiscal stability, faculty and learner services.

SMWC is authorized by name as an approved institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. It is also approved for teacher training by the Indiana Department of Education.

NC SARA sealThe College participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved member of Indiana SARA. Through NC-SARA, the College may engage in interstate educational activities, including enrolling students in other SARA states.

Several academic programs are approved by professional associations, including: