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IPEDS ID: 167783
OPE ID: 00220800
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Simmons University
300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898
General information:  (617) 521-2000
Website:  www.simmons.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,082 (1,809 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
8%
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Women
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty2431,283
Instructional2431,283
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-73
Instructional-63
Research-10
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$37,380$38,590$39,610$40,8503.1%
Books and supplies$1,280$1,280$1,280$1,2800.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,040$14,500$14,800$15,2002.7%
Other$2,550$2,550$2,550$2,5500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,040$14,500$14,800$15,2002.7%
Other$2,550$2,550$2,550$2,5500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,910$3,910$3,910$3,9100.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$55,250$56,920$58,240$59,8802.8%
Off Campus$55,250$56,920$58,240$59,8802.8%
Off Campus with Family$42,570$43,780$44,800$46,0402.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$21,726
Fees$168
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1400100%————
Grant or scholarship aid400100%$11,144,819$27,862
Federal grants12531%$734,270$5,874
Pell grants12531%$589,070$4,713
Other federal grants12531%$145,200$1,162
State/local government grant or scholarships6216%$101,821$1,642
Institutional grants or scholarships400100%$10,308,728$25,772
Student loan aid28872%$2,718,806$9,440
Federal student loans28672%$1,550,432$5,421
Other student loans7018%$1,168,374$16,691
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,658$42,393,041$25,569
Pell grants469$2,136,298$4,555
Federal student loans1,163$7,668,702$6,594
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$29,781$29,690$29,601
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$20,986$23,252$21,759
$30,001 – $48,000$21,618$21,030$23,181
$48,001 – $75,000$24,712$25,367$25,230
$75,001 – $110,000$28,923$27,856$27,887
$110,001 and more$34,856$34,427$35,529
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment6,082
Undergraduate enrollment1,809
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment149
Graduate enrollment4,273
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 53%
Out-of-state: 42%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 60%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 31%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,44403,444
Percent admitted70%-70%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%-16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT34186%
ACT8120%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580660
SAT Math550640
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2333
ACT Math2327
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 80%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 74%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 76%
6-year: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 71%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 87%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Food Science0---
Category total0---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1---
East Asian Studies0---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-5--
Women's Studies2---
Category total35--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology9---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13---
Biostatistics4---
Neurobiology and Behavior6---
Category total32---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General829d--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other---0
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other0---
Finance, General2---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing, Other0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General11---
Category total2129d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-0--
Communication, General140--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric00--
Technical and Scientific Communication5---
Category total190--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8---
Information Science/Studies003-
Information Technology00--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0---
Category total803-
Education
Administration of Special Education---0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0---
Education, General03300
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-7--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs-3--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-6--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-02-
Elementary Education and Teaching04--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-4--
Health Occupations Teacher Education--3-
History Teacher Education-0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4--
Multicultural Education-0--
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching08-0
Social Studies Teacher Education1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-82-0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-10-0
Urban Education and Leadership-0-0
Category total116150
English Language and Literature/Letters
Children's and Adolescent Literature-15--
Creative Writing8---
English Language and Literature, General42--
Writing, General-6--
Category total1223--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management1---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General018-10
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management0---
Human Nutrition---2d
Category total118-12d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature20--
Category total20--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian0--13
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-447d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-26d-1d
Medical Informatics2---
Nursing Administration-42--
Nursing Education---6d
Nursing Practice--34-
Physical Therapy/Therapist0-35-
Public Health Education and Promotion15---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse133200
Category total150517d6920d
History
History, General89--
Public/Applied History-0-0
Category total89-0
Library Science
Archives/Archival Administration-133d-4d
Children and Youth Library Services-18-5
Library and Information Science-147d31
Library Science, Other--0-
Category total-298d310d
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics1---
Mathematics, General3---
Category total4---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology0---
Cognitive Science6---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Nutrition Sciences160--
Category total220--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4---
Category total4---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27---
Category total27---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1---
Category total1---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Physics, General1---
Category total4---
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-68d10
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0---
Psychology, General14---
Category total1468d10
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-4--
Social Work12545d4-
Category total12549d4-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2---
Economics, General10---
International Relations and Affairs7---
Political Science and Government, General130--
Sociology9---
Category total410--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Art/Art Studies, General0---
Fine and Studio Arts Management9---
Fine/Studio Arts, General1---
Music History, Literature, and Theory0---
Music Management0---
Music, General1---
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management0---
Category total12---
Grand total3981,6778542
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 13
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 171
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 5
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $20,724
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,232
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,500
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1929)06/30/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (07/01/1974)06/30/2022
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (10/01/1947)10/01/2025
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since (01/01/1994)12/31/2017
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (04/15/2010)TBD
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2004)12/31/2028
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2004)12/31/2028
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic InternshipAccredited since (12/01/1989)06/30/2022
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121859.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape322
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault210
Burglary379
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape322
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault200
Burglary120
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate2.1%1.9%1.5%
Number in default322620
Number in repayment1,5031,3361,324
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)