Simmons College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,500

3.25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,781

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.95%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.6%

3,362 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,111

50% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

73.9%

281 Graduates

About

Simmons College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simmons College were Registered Nursing (158 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 degrees), and General Communication (30 degrees).

In 2016, 1,886 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simmons College. 91.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 8.17% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,344 degrees), 10.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons College is $37,500, which is $17,340 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons College is $37,500, which is $17,340 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,781.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Simmons College was $37,500. The cost of tuition at Simmons College is $17,340 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,781

2016 Value

1.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Simmons College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,781. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Simmons College grew by 1.49%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,040

Room and Board

$1,280

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simmons College was of $14,040 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board increased by 2.21% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Simmons College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.3% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

1.95%

2015 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Simmons College was 1.95%, which represents 26 out of the 1336 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

Simmons College received 3,362 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 26.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,362 applicants, 2,139 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.6% acceptance rate.

There were 6,111 students enrolled at Simmons College in 2016, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simmons College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,139

Accepted Out of 3,362

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simmons College was 63.6% (2,139 admissions from 3,362 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -26.5%, while admissions declined by -18.8%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

389

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Simmons College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simmons College has a total enrollment of 6,111 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons College is 3,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,057. This means that 50% of students enrolled at Simmons College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simmons College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.9% White, 7.9% Black or African American, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Asian, 2.98% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simmons College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (66.4%), followed by Asian Female (9.85%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (58.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (8.49%) and White Male (7.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simmons College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,111 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons College is 3,054 and the part-time enrollment is 3,057. This means that 50% of students enrolled at Simmons College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2016 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 Simmons College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Simmons College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,963

  2. Black or African American

    483

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    385

The enrolled student population at Simmons College is 64.9% White, 7.9% Black or African American, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Asian, 2.98% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 696 students (11.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1578 more women than men received degrees from Simmons College. The majority of degree recipients at Simmons College are white (1,344 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simmons College is Registered Nursing (158 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 degrees) and General Communication (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Simmons College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (284 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (223 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,944,658 people), Secondary school teachers (328,918 people), Education administrators (274,954 people), Social workers (218,606 people), and Postsecondary teachers (166,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (284 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (223 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (19 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Education (225 degrees).

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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 Simmons College are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (284 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (223 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (19 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Education (225 degrees).

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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 Simmons College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,896,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,296 people), Hospitals (184,106 people), Individual & family services (153,277 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (105,548 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (284 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (223 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (19 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Education (225 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Simmons College.

Most Common

  1. 158 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simmons College was Registered Nursing with 158 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 154

  2. 1,732

In 2016, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons College, which is 0.0889 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,732).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons College in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.116 times less than the 233 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 233 degrees were awarded to women at Simmons College in Family Practice Nurse, which is 8.63 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 62% of students graduating from Simmons College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simmons College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.2% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,344 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simmons College is white (1,344 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

6.31% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,241 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    115 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Simmons College is white female (1,241 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (115 degrees).

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Operations

Simmons College has an endowment valued at nearly $186M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.71M (2.53%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Simmons College had a total expenditure of $140M. Of that $140M, they spent $58M on salaries and $140M on benefits.

Simmons College employs 105 Associate professors, 56 Professors, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Simmons College are Female Associate professors (74), Female Professors(42), and Female Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, Management, with 67 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$186M

2015 Endowment

3.36%

growth from 2014

Simmons College has an endowment valued at about $186M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Simmons College grew 3.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $157M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.87M - Federal

  2. $415k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Simmons College received $1.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $415k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$58M

Salary Expenditure

$140M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Simmons College had a total expenditure of $140M. Of that $140M, they spent $58M on salaries and $140M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Simmons College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$58M

2015 Salaries

1.57%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Simmons College paid a median of $58M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($140M) and a 1.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.425% growth from 2013 and a 3.51% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M

Instructional Salaries

219

Number of Employees

In 2015, Simmons College paid a total of $18M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

105 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simmons College were Associate professor with 105 employees; Professor with 56 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons College were Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; Management with 67 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simmons College was Female Associate professor with 74 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Simmons College.

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