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IPEDS ID: 154350
OPE ID: 00188700
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Simpson College
701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125
General information:  (515) 961-6251
Website:  simpson.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,355 (1,307 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
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
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial 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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty8296
Instructional8296
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$35,876$37,663$39,144$40,6663.9%
Books and supplies$1,253$1,339$1,324$1,238-6.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,963$7,963$8,380$8,8205.3%
Other$3,356$3,289$3,192$3,2842.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,963$7,963$8,380$8,8205.3%
Other$3,956$3,925$3,992$4,2065.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,956$3,925$3,992$4,2065.4%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$48,448$50,254$52,040$54,0083.8%
Off Campus$49,048$50,890$52,840$54,9304.0%
Off Campus with Family$41,085$42,927$44,460$46,1103.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$8,525
Fees$108
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid1360100%————
Grant or scholarship aid360100%$11,444,212$31,789
Federal grants18251%$872,689$4,795
Pell grants17950%$803,365$4,488
Other federal grants6819%$69,324$1,019
State/local government grant or scholarships22161%$1,265,953$5,728
Institutional grants or scholarships360100%$9,305,570$25,849
Student loan aid28980%$2,121,838$7,342
Federal student loans28780%$1,545,263$5,384
Other student loans6017%$576,575$9,610
  • 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 aid11,327$34,240,606$25,803
Pell grants485$2,095,316$4,320
Federal student loans995$6,566,401$6,599
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$22,511$23,759$20,145
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$16,785$17,172$15,357
$30,001 – $48,000$18,569$19,502$15,323
$48,001 – $75,000$20,958$21,116$14,790
$75,001 – $110,000$23,716$24,177$24,297
$110,001 and more$25,293$27,180$25,933
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  • 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 2019
Total enrollment1,355
Undergraduate enrollment1,307
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment74
Graduate enrollment48
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 19%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 21%
Part-time: 79%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 38%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 54%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,607776831
Percent admitted80%77%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%22%23%
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 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT279%
ACT28196%
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 Writing500640
SAT Math530610
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1925
ACT Math1826
  • Fall 2020 applicants who have achieved a 3.25 or higher GPA may choose to apply without standardized test scores.
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: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 72%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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 2011]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 69%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 70%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 73%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 73%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 63%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 9%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry7--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13--
Neuroscience3--
Category total23--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting16-1
Actuarial Science5--
Business Administration and Management, General38d-0d
International Business/Trade/Commerce1--
Management Information Systems, General5d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1--
Category total66d-1d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1--
Journalism1--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication14--
Sports Communication1--
Category total17--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General10--
Computer Science14-0
Category total24-0
Education
Art Teacher Education1--
Elementary Education and Teaching29--
Music Teacher Education8--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching13--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-11-
Category total5111-
Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1--
Category total1--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7--
Category total7--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total3--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management4--
Category total14--
History
History, General5--
Category total5--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies22d5d1d
Forensic Science and Technology0--
Category total22d5d1d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1--
Category total1--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13--
Category total13--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Category total1--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9--
Category total21--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total6--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Physics, General3--
Category total6--
Psychology
Psychology, General17--
Category total17--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General4--
Category total4--
Social Sciences
Economics, General5--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General12--
Sociology3--
Category total20--
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3--
Graphic Design4--
Music Performance, General3--
Music, General8--
Category total21--
Grand total347162
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 22
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $14,578
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball3426
Football114
Golf1111
Soccer2928
Softball44
Swimming and Diving1320
Tennis1015
Track and Field, Indoor3425
Track and Field, Outdoor4524
Track and Field, X-Country2415
Volleyball30
Wrestling16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1913)08/31/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1946 - 08/01/2014)
  • (!) Estimated date
  • 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/116402.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape285
d. Fondling201
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary436
j. Motor vehicle theft001
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking350
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations203
c. Liquor law violations100
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations263
c. Liquor law violations6276105
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape274
d. Fondling201
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary012
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking350
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations203
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations263
c. Liquor law violations6276104
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate3.7%4.5%3.3%
Number in default182317
Number in repayment484501510
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)