Birthwise Midwifery School

Overview of Birthwise Midwifery School

Birthwise is in a quiet rural area, in Bridgton, ME. The school is classified as a private, for-profit college. Students at Birthwise earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The most common major fields study at the school include nursing and emergency medicine.

Birthwise Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Birthwise offers open admission.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 31 students (30 full-time equivalent). The student body at Birthwise is essentially female.

Student Life

Dorm living is common.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Birthwise Midwifery School is a direct entry midwifery school committed to preserving and building on traditions of family centered natural childbirth through midwifery education and outreach."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Birthwise

Birthwise Midwifery School
24 South High Street
Bridgton , ME 04009-1110
General Phone: (207) 647-5968

Birthwise Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4direct entry midwifery

Number of programs and degrees for Birthwise in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years41

Birthwise Student Body

In 2007-2008, Birthwise had a total enrollment of 31 students (30 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 6%
20-21 3%
22-24 26%
25-29 35%
30-34 13%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Birthwise Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 33 %

Birthwise Room and Board (2007)

Birthwise offers campus housing for 4 of its 30 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bridgton, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Birthwise Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,413
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,413
Room and board $ 3,150
Room charge $ 1,800
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 3,610

Financial Aid:
Birthwise participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3612300)

Birthwise Degree Programs (2007)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Direct Entry Midwifery (LM, CPM)

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Birthwise Highlights

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What Sets Birthwise Apart:

Female % of student body
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 11%Birthwise Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked On-campus library
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