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 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.

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"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 Bang for the Buck” - Washington Monthly

Based SMWC's ability to "help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices," the college was ranked #13 in the Midwest by Washington Monthly.

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#1 Online Christian College
Learn How To Become

Based the ability of the college to deliver the "highest educational value," factoring in cost, student/teacher ratio, and average graduate earnings.

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"Best Colleges in Indiana" - Learn How To Become

Based on key factors such as tuition cost, financial aid availability, student-to-teacher ratio, graduation rate and alumni earnings, SMWC was ranked #10 by the Learn How To Become.

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"Best Online Colleges in Indiana"
- Best Colleges

Based on academic quality, affordability, and online programming selection, SMWC was ranked #12 in Indiana by Best Colleges.

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#6 in Best Online Writing Programs

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#9 in Best Online English

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#14 in Best Online Elementry Ed. Programs

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#16 in Best Online Teaching Programs

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“Best Value for a Marketing Degree”
Best Value Schools

Based SMWC's "commitment to affordable education," the marketing program was ranked #3 among small colleges by Best Value Schools.

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"Best Online Bachelor's in Education"
- Center for Online Education

Based on academic quality, online offerings, cost and student aid, SMWC was ranked #10 by the Center for Online Education.

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"Best Online Special Education Degrees"
- College Choice

Based on academic academic quality and return on investment, SMWC was ranked #12 by College Choice.

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"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 SMWC #1 in 2016.

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"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.

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"Most Affordable Accredited Online Christian College" - Great Value Colleges

Based on "net cost" of the program, SMWC was ranked #7 by Great Value Colleges.

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