Simpson College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,466
3.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,457
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.48%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.6%
1,300 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,267
88.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
70.9%
244 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 (48 degrees awarded), Accounting (22 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2020, 433 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson College. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (356 degrees), 12.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $41,466, which is $13,066 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson College is $41,466, which is $13,066 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,457.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Simpson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,466
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Simpson College was $41,466. The cost of tuition at Simpson College is $13,066 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,457
2020 Value
1.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Simpson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,457. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Simpson College grew by 1.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,820
Room and Board
$1,238
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson College was of $8,820 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,238. The cost of room and board increased by 5.25% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Simpson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2019, 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.
3.48%
2018 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson College was 3.48%, which represents 17 out of the 488 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 1,300 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 19.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,300 applicants, 1,126 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,267 students enrolled at Simpson College in 2020, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson College has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,126
Accepted Out of 1,300

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson College was 86.6% (1,126 admissions from 1,300 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −19.1%, while admissions declined by −12.9%.

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage
23
Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simpson College has a total enrollment of 1,267 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,117 students and the part-time enrollment is 150. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.3% White, 7.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Two or More Races, 3.63% Black or African American, 1.89% Asian, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0789% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Simpson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (37.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.6%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,267 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson College is 1,117 and the part-time enrollment is 150. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Simpson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 Simpson College was 77%. 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
    992
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    90
  3. Two or More Races
    57

The enrolled student population at Simpson College is 78.3% White, 7.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Two or More Races, 3.63% Black or African American, 1.89% Asian, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0789% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 35 students (2.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 69 more women than men received degrees from Simpson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Simpson College is white (356 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson College is General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (22 degrees) and General Psychology (21 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 (171,119 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (141,510 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,266 people), Other managers (111,234 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and History (10 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 Simpson College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and History (10 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 Simpson College are Elementary & secondary schools (373,840 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (242,495 people), Computer Systems Design (120,224 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,344 people), and Legal services (111,818 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and History (10 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.
Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson College was General Business Administration & Management with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
251
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College, which is 0.725 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (251).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Simpson College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.778 times less than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 64% of students graduating from Simpson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simpson College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.64% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    356 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson College is white (356 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

5.77% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    148 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Simpson College is white female (208 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (148 degrees).

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Operations

Simpson College has an endowment valued at nearly $83.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.1M (2.53%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Simpson College had a total salary expenditure of $37.7M. Simpson College employs 36 Professors, 23 Assistant professors, and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at Simpson College are Male Professors (18), Female Professors(18), and Female Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$83.2M
2020 Endowment
0.743%
decline from 2019

Simpson College has an endowment valued at about $83.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson College declined 0.743% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.3M 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. $1.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Simpson College received $1.2M 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

$15.1M
2020 Salaries
4.33%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Simpson College paid a median of $15.1M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($37.7M) and a 4.33% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.03% decline from 2018 and a 4.46% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.78M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2020, Simpson College paid a total of $4.78M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson College were Professor with 36 employees; Assistant professor with 23 employees; and Assistant professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson College were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson College was Male Professor with 18 employees, Female Professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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