National Recognition

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has been honored nationally for a wide range of accomplishments, from being a good value to preparing students for successful careers. We are proud of our reputation of advancing the academic community.

"Best Online Schools in Indiana for 2015-2016" - Accredited Schools Online

SMWC was ranked #7 among other colleges and universities based on the school's ability to meet the needs of students who cannot travel to campus for courses. See rankings >

"Best Colleges for Veterans" - US News & World Report

SMWC was ranked in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report for best midwest colleges for veterans.
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"Best Online Bachelor's Programs" - US News & World Report

SMWC is listed among the top online programs nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Online Undergraduate Programs
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"Best in Midwest" - US News & World Report

US News & World Report consistently ranks Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as one of the best colleges in the Midwest.

"Best Online Graduate Business Programs" - US News & World Report

Master of Leadership Development named to Best online graduate business program in the non-MBA category in 2015.
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"Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest" - Washington Monthly College Guide

SMWC listed #36 in the Midwest as the best value for your money based on "net" (not sticker) price and whether students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans in 2015. See rankings >

"Military Friendly" - Victoria Media

Consistently named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs

"Best Online Accounting Degrees" - Affordable Colleges Online

"Best Online Nursing 2015" - Affordable Colleges Online

Ranked #14 The Woods was selected as a top online nursing program by Affordable Colleges Online.

"Best Online Psychology Degree 2015" - Affordable Colleges Online

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods was ranked #2 as a top online psychology degree program by Affordable Colleges Online.

"Best Online Psychology Degree" - Super Scholar

Based on affordability, flexibility, accessibility, student satisfaction and academic reputation, the Psychology program at SMWC was ranked #1 by Super Scholar. See rankings >

"Top Online Paralegal Programs" - Open Education Database

With an emphasis on program cost, student-to-faculty ratio, institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention and graduation, OED has ranked the paralegal program at The Woods #1 in 2016. See Rankings >