SMWC ranks among best online programs

August 22nd, 2013 | SMWC released its annual lists for best online colleges for 2013-14 in several fields of study. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College ranks among one of the best online colleges in the field of mathematics and special education. is the premier website for those looking for the best online programs. This serves as a way to assist students in making informed decisions when selecting a college or university. The data collection and research was analyzed during the 2012-2013 educational year. Program fields include: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Sociology, Math, Biology, Graphic Design and Nutrition.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition,” remarked Dottie L. King, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. “I am proud of the commitment our faculty and staff make to our students.  I am most proud of our students who juggle their personal and professional lives to make this a successful college experience.”

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 16 percent from now until 2020. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its 40 years of distance education experience, Woods Online offers students a bachelor’s degree in mathematics as well as 24 other online programs.

According to BestOnline, the job outlook for special education teachers is growing at an annual rate of 17 percent and teachers enjoy a median pay of $53,220.  SMWC provides an online program in early childhood education that includes studies in mild behavioral intervention. The degree requires 125 hours of coursework, and it’s designed to prepare students to work with inclusive programs with children from birth to third grade.


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