School Performance Fact Sheet

The California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010, requires under section 94910 of CPPEA that a school provide information for each program offered in regards to completion rates, placement rates, licensure exam passage rates, and salary/wage information. The following data is compiled from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

On-Time Completion Rates (Graduation Rates)
Includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting.

Calendar YearNumber of Students Who Began the ProgramStudents Available for GraduationNumber of On-Time GraduatesOn-Time Completion Rate

Job Placement Rates (includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting)

Calendar YearNumber of Students Who Began ProgramNumber of GraduatesGraduates Available for EmploymentGraduates Employed in the FieldPlacement Rate % Employed in the Field

“Number of Students who Began Program” is the number of students who began the program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting year. The Diploma of Holistic Midwifery Studies is a program preparing students for licensure as a midwife in the State of California. The program duration is a minimum of 38 months and a maximum of 72 months from the date of first enrollment.

“Students Available for Graduation” is the number of students who began the program minus the Number of Students Unavailable for Graduation due to death, incarceration, or a call to active military duty.

“Number of Graduates” indicates the number of students who complete a program within 100% of the published program length. All students at Nizhoni must complete the program within 100% of the published program length or be dismissed from the program.

“Completion Rate” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates by the number of students available for graduation. “Graduates” means the number of students who complete a program within 100 percent of the published program length. An institution may separately state completion information for students completing the program within 150 percent of the original contracted time.

“Placement Rate” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates (completers) employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.

“Graduates Available for Employment”
refers to the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education at an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.

“Graduates Employed in the Field” For occupations requiring passage of a licensing examination prior to employment, “Graduates employed in the field” refers to graduates who begin employment in a single position for which the institution represents its program prepares its graduates within six months of the announcement of the first licensure examination results.

Licensure/Examination Pass Rate

The licensure and examination passage rates for the immediately preceding two years for programs leading to employment for which passage of a state licensing examination is required, calculated by dividing the number of graduates who pass the examination by the number of graduates who take the licensing examination the first time that the examination is available after completion of the educational program. The institution shall use state agency licensing data to calculate license examination passage rates. If those data are unavailable, the institution shall calculate the examination passage rate according to the regulations adopted by the The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education “BPPE”.

Program NameTotal Number of Graduates Employed in the Field as of 2016Annual Wages: San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties ($5000 increments)

Licensed Midwife 28 Annual average gross income is $45,000 to $60,000

Employment Position Titles:

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Midwifery Educator, Monitrice *A midwife’s initiative and ability to attract and retain regular clients are key factors in determining her or his earnings. Published salary data for Licensed Midwives may be obtained from this link: Salary Survey Data – Licensed Midwife

Student Loans

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery does not currently participate in federal or state student loan programs; therefore, the default rate is 0%.

Annual Reports

Download School Performance Fact Sheet

Download BPPE Annual Report

Download Financial Audit

PLEASE NOTE: Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery will be closing at the end of the 2022 school year, and will no longer be accepting applications. Aspiring Midwifery Students are encouraged to visit the MEAC website and view the list of currently accredited programs in the United States.

Its been a pleasure teaching all of our wonderful students over the years, and we wish you all the best on your midwifery journeys.
~ The Nizhoni Team