Simmons University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,850
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,021
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.5%
2,905 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,263
50.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
79.2%
240 Graduates

About

Simmons University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simmons University were Registered Nursing (141 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (35 degrees), and Family Practice Nurse (35 degrees).

In 2020, 2,410 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simmons University. 91.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 8.88% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,567 degrees), 7.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (202 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons University is $40,850, which is $18,320 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons University is $40,850, which is $18,320 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,021.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,850
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Simmons University was $40,850. The cost of tuition at Simmons University is $18,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$29,021
2020 Value
5.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Simmons University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,021. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Simmons University grew by 5.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,200
Room and Board
$1,280
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simmons University was of $15,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Simmons University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Simmons University received 2,905 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.955% annual decline. Out of those 2,905 applicants, 2,398 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,263 students enrolled at Simmons University in 2020, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simmons University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,398
Accepted Out of 2,905

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simmons University was 82.5% (2,398 admissions from 2,905 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.955%, while admissions grew by 11.8%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
401
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Simmons University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simmons University has a total enrollment of 6,263 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons University is 3,151 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,112. This means that 50.3% of students enrolled at Simmons University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 6.13% Asian, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.0639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.016% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simmons University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.5%), followed by Asian Female (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (7.13%) and Black or African American Female (6.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,263 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons University is 3,151 and the part-time enrollment is 3,112. This means that 50.3% of students enrolled at Simmons University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Simmons University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,533
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    518
  3. Black or African American
    503

The enrolled student population at Simmons University is 56.4% White, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 6.13% Asian, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.0639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.016% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,016 students (16.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1982 more women than men received degrees from Simmons University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Simmons University is white (1,567 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (202 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simmons University is Registered Nursing (141 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (35 degrees) and Family Practice Nurse (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Simmons University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (281 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees), and Human Sciences (55 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons University are Registered nurses (1,392,565 people), Social workers, all other (202,697 people), Medical & health services managers (163,043 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (140,941 people), and Other managers (136,460 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons University are Library Science (281 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Health (880 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Simmons University are Library Science (281 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Health (880 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,523,862 people), Elementary & secondary schools (467,327 people), Outpatient care centers (285,117 people), Offices of physicians (235,703 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (233,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons University are Library Science (281 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Health (880 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 141 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simmons University was Registered Nursing with 141 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

214
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 214 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons University, which is 0.0974 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons University in Social Work, which is 0.132 times less than the 523 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 523 degrees were awarded to women at Simmons University in Social Work, which is 7.58 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 76% of students graduating from Simmons University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simmons University is Female and Two or More Races (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.33% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,567 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    202 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simmons University is white (1,567 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (202 degrees).

7.3% of degree recipients (176 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,427 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    188 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Simmons University is white female (1,427 degrees awarded). There were 7.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (188 degrees).

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Operations

Simmons University has an endowment valued at nearly $190M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.92M (2.06%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Simmons University had a total salary expenditure of $187M. Simmons University employs 98 Associate professors, 70 Assistant professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Simmons University are Female Associate professors (74), Female Assistant professors(56), and Female Professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 78 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$190M
2020 Endowment
2.68%
decline from 2019

Simmons University has an endowment valued at about $190M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Simmons University declined 2.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $151M 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. $4.13M - Federal
  2. $399k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Simmons University received $4.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $399k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$70.7M
2020 Salaries
2.8%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Simmons University paid a median of $70.7M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 2.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.4% growth from 2018 and a 6.83% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.7M
Instructional Salaries
224
Number of Employees

In 2020, Simmons University paid a total of $18.7M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
78 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simmons University were Associate professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 70 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons University were Business and Financial Operations with 78 employees; Management with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simmons University was Female Associate professor with 74 employees, Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, and Female Professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Simmons University.

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