Simpson University

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School Overview

Simpson College is a 4-year, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Indianola, Iowa. This coeducational institution of higher learning has an annual average enrollment of about 1,400 full-time and 500 part-time students. It was founded in 1913 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college also has satelite campuses in Ankeny and West Des Moines.

General Information

Admission Office

2211 College View Drive

Redding, CA 96003-8606

(530) 226-4606

(800) 598-2493

Fax: (530) 226-4861



Contact: James Herberger

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

2211 College View Drive

Redding, CA 96003-8606

(530) 224-5600

www.simpsonuniversity.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 935

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 214

Degree-seeking undergrads: 935

Graduate enrollment: 209

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $18,600 $19,500 $20,400 $21,000 +2.94%
Books and Supplies $1,232 $1,392 $1,456 $1,440 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,400 $6,700 $6,900 $7,000 +1.45%
Other $2,608 $2,640 $2,704 $2,648 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,840 $30,232 $31,460 $32,088 +2.00%
In-state Off Campus $19,832 $20,892 $21,856 $22,440 +2.67%
In-state with Family $19,832 $20,892 $21,856 $22,440 +2.67%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $11,600
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $11,600
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 164 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 164 100% $2,280,256 $13,904
• Federal grants 68 41% $308,886 $4,542
• Pell grants 68 41% $244,700 $3,599
• Other federal grants 49 30% $64,186 $1,310
State and local government grant or scholarships 77 47% $621,403 $8,070
Institutional scholarships or grants 164 100% $1,349,967 $8,232
Student loan financial aid 114 70% $753,449 $6,609
• Federal student loans 114 70% $646,949 $5,675
• Other student loans 11 7% $106,500 $9,682

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 292 30
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 84
Accounting 2
Business Administration and Management, General 15
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 22
Management Information Systems, General 3
Organizational Behavior Studies 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 18
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 18
Education 6 26
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 26
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Music Teacher Education 3
Social Science Teacher Education 1
English Language and Literature/letters 8
English Language and Literature, General 8
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 29
Health/health Care Administration/management 9
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 20
History 2
History, General 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 45
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 45
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics, General 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 7
Psychology 59
Psychology, General 59
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
Theology and Religious Vocations 29 4
Bible/biblical Studies 9
Divinity/ministry 3
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 12
Pastoral Studies/counseling
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 6 1
Youth Ministry 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Music, General 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Education

Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies A,B,C
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Simpson University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (530) 224-5600
Website: www.simpsonu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.simpsonu.edu/apply
Address: 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003-8606
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 834
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 319 (38% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $30,200
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,200
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,116

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Simpson University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Simpson University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 141
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 2151
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 62305

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Simpson University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $30,200
Out-of-state $30,200
Books and supplies $1,704

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $12,400
Out-of-state $12,400

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 99 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 99 100% $11,116
Student loan aid 61 62% $2,798

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 694 89% $13,481
Federal student loans 603 78% $4,641

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Simpson University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Simpson University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 488 186 302
Percent admitted 100% 50% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 18% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Simpson University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 834
Undergraduate enrollment 720
Graduate enrollment 114

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Simpson University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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