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Students at SMWC are held at a high standard in their coursework. The information below outlines the data summarizing each area of achievement in recent years.


This chart shows the percentage of students that started in the fall and either graduated before or returned for the next fall term. This is considered the overall “Fall-to-Fall” retention.
This chart shows the percentage of students that enrolled at an institution of higher education for the first-time ever at full-time status (12 credit hours or more) in the fall and returned for the next fall term.

Graduate Rates and Completions

Award Level2017-182018-192019-20202020-21
Associate’s Degree1051
Bachelor’s Degree133114166184
Postbaccalaureate Certificate (education)17151317
Postbaccalaureate and Post-master’s Certificates15263421
Master’s Degree72695470
Total Completers238224272293
This table shows the numbers of students that completed a degree, by award level, within an academic year.
This chart shows the percentage of students that enrolled at an institution of higher education for the first-time ever at full-time status (12 credit hours or more) in the fall that graduated in 4 and 6 years.

Licensure Exam Pass Rates

Nursing – BSN Pass Rates for The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX

1st attempt9112916
2nd attempt233N/A
Total # testing111432
(33 total)
Pass rate (1st attempt)
ISBN Standard
Pass rate (2nd attempt)
CCNE Standard

Nursing – MSN FNP Certification pass rate

1st attemptN/AN/AN/A6
2nd attemptN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total # testingN/AN/AN/A6
Pass rate (1st attempt)N/AN/AN/A100%
Pass rate (2nd attempt)

Music Therapy and Music Therapy Equivalency pass rates for Certification Board for Music Therapist (CBMT)

(Jan. 1 – Jul. 31)
(Aug. 1 – Dec. 31)
(Oct. 1 – Dec. 31)
Total # passing9149
Total # testing122313
Total pass rate75.00%61.00%69.00%

Education Licensure Exam pass rates by area of study

K-6/MI Licensure2018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing1176
Total # testing1276
Total pass rate92%100%100%
K-6 Elementary Education Pedagogy2018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing1276
Total # testing1477
Total pass rate86%100%86%
P-3/MI Licensure2018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing011
Total # testing012
Total pass rate0100%50%
P-3/MI Indiana Core2018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing234
Total # testing554
Total pass rate40%60%100%
Transition to Teach K-62018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing453
Total # testing564
Total pass rate80%83%75%
Transition to Teach 5-122018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing526
Total # testing527
Total pass rate100%100%86%
Transition to Teach Alt. K-62018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing311
Total # testing322
Total pass rate100%50%50%
Transition to Teach Alt. 5-122018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing411
Total # testing422
Total pass rate100%50%50%
Alternative Content K-62018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing320
Total # testing321
Total pass rate80%100%0%
Alternative Content 5-122018-192019-202020-21
Total # passing511
Total # testing611
Total pass rate83%100%100%

Post-graduation Outcomes

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College utilizes the First Destination Survey Report annually to collect information on the plans and activities of our alums after graduation.  Data is collected from graduates who have reported through surveys as well as email and phone communications. The report includes information on graduates who were seeking employment, continuing their education, and who graduated from a certificate, associate, bachelor, or master degree program in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and May 2021.

  • Number of Graduates Invited to Survey:  250
  • Number of Graduates Responding: 140
  • Response Rate: 56%
  • Number of Graduates Working*: 121
    • Continuing Education – 22
    • Working – 98
    • Volunteering – 1
  • Placement Rate: 86.4%
  • Average Salary Reported for Those Employed Full-Time: $42,877

*Working includes employment, continuing education, active military service and volunteering.