Simpson College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,969

5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,511

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.59%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.9%

1,245 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,479

87.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.3%

226 Graduates

About

Simpson College is a higher education institution located in Warren County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simpson College were General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (36 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (34 degrees).

In 2017, 570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (500 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $36,969, which is $11,775 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $36,969, which is $11,775 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,511.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,969

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Simpson College was $36,969. The cost of tuition at Simpson College is $11,775 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,511

2017 Value

3.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Simpson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,511. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Simpson College grew by 3.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,963

Room and Board

$1,253

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson College was of $7,963 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,253. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Simpson College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

4.59%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson College was 4.59%, which represents 23 out of the 501 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 1,245 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.58% annual decline. Out of those 1,245 applicants, 1,044 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,479 students enrolled at Simpson College in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson College has an overall enrollment yield of 28.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,044

Accepted Out of 1,245

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson College was 83.9% (1,044 admissions from 1,245 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.58%, while admissions declined by -3.42%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

21

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simpson College has a total enrollment of 1,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,294 students and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82% White, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, 1.83% Two or More Races, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Simpson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (39.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,294 and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Simpson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,213

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    58

  3. Black or African American

    33

The enrolled student population at Simpson College is 82% White, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, 1.83% Two or More Races, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 103 students (6.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 90 more women than men received degrees from Simpson College. The majority of degree recipients at Simpson College are white (500 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson College is General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (36 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (34 degrees).

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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 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 Simpson College are Elementary & middle school teachers (152,771 people), Police officers (125,233 people), Other managers (110,947 people), Postsecondary teachers (101,459 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (72,833 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Math & Statistics (20 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Simpson College are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Math & Statistics (20 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Simpson College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (314,230 people), Elementary & secondary schools (302,427 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,209 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,678 people), and Computer Systems Design (99,219 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Math & Statistics (20 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Simpson College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson College was General Business Administration & Management with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 240

  2. 330

In 2017, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (330).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Simpson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 11 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 62% of students graduating from Simpson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simpson College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.1% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson College is white (500 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

4.39% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    295 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    205 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Simpson College is white female (295 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (205 degrees).

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Operations

Simpson College has an endowment valued at nearly $84.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.35M (9.86%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Simpson College had a total salary expenditure of $40.5M. Simpson College employs 42 Professors, 30 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Simpson College are Male Professors (23), Female Professors(19), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.6M

2017 Endowment

5.99%

growth from 2016

Simpson College has an endowment valued at about $84.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson College grew 5.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.5M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $924k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Simpson College received $924k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M

2017 Salaries

2.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Simpson College paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($40.5M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.533% growth from 2015 and a 0.0619% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.51M

Instructional Salaries

94

Number of Employees

In 2017, Simpson College paid a total of $5.51M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson College were Professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 30 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College were Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson College was Male Professor with 23 employees, Female Professor with 19 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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