Simpson College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,202
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,185
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.871%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.1%
1,569 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,151
93.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.7%
232 Graduates

About

Simpson College is a higher education institution located in Warren County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Simpson College were General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022, 417 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (329 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $44,202, which is $15,872 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $44,202, which is $15,872 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,185.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Simpson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,202
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Simpson College was $44,202. The cost of tuition at Simpson College is $15,872 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,185
2022 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Simpson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,185. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Simpson College grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,654
Room and Board
$1,146
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson College was of $9,654 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,146. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Simpson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.871%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson College was 0.871%, which represents 4 out of the 459 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Simpson College received 1,569 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 18% annual growth. Out of those 1,569 applicants, 1,398 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,151 students enrolled at Simpson College in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,398
Accepted Out of 1,569

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson College was 89.1% (1,398 admissions from 1,569 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 90.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 18%, while admissions grew by 15.7%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
2
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simpson College had a total enrollment of 1,151 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,078 students and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 1.48% Asian, and 0.0869% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simpson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,151 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,078 and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Simpson College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Simpson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    890 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    106 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    54 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Simpson College is 77.3% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 1.48% Asian, and 0.0869% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 20 students (1.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 more women than men received degrees from Simpson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Simpson College is white (329 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson College is General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (27 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Simpson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simpson College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (173,586 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,091 people), Other managers (144,420 people), Police officers (139,212 people), and Postsecondary teachers (128,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College in 2022 are History (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simpson College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are History (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simpson College are Elementary & secondary schools (379,374 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,259 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (243,252 people), Legal services (146,853 people), and Computer Systems Design (146,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are History (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Simpson College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson College was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

177
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
240
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (240).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 9 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% of students graduating from Simpson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Simpson College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.02% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    329 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson College is white (329 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    187 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Simpson College is white female (187 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (142 degrees).

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Operations

Simpson College has an endowment valued at nearly $95.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.64%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Simpson College had a total salary expenditure of 41.1M. Simpson College employs 33 Professors, 23 Assistant professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Simpson College are Male Professor (18), Female Professor (15), and Male Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Endowment

$95.2M
2022 Endowment
9.57%
decline from 2021

Simpson College has an endowment valued at about $95.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson College declined 9.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.9M
2022 Salaries
2.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Simpson College paid a median of $14.9M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($41.1M) and a 2.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.54M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2022, Simpson College paid a total of $4.54M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson College were Professor with 33 employees, Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson College was Male Professor with 18 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Simpson College.

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