1840
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN

School Details

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a Roman Catholic, 4-year, liberal arts women’s college located in Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The school was founded in 1840 and was associated with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. In 1841, an academy for women was established by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin who was canonized in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. SMWC is the oldest Catholic women’s college in the nation. The school was actually the first women’s college to offer journalism courses and degree work for secondary education.

At present, SMWC offers associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees in over 30 majors on-campus and online.

Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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