Simpson University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,250

5.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,613

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.37%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

55.6%

561 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

903

73% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

56.7%

80 Graduates

About

Simpson University is a higher education institution located in Shasta County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simpson University were General Psychology (71 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees), and Registered Nursing (33 degrees).

In 2017, 362 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (219 degrees), 4.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $27,250, which is $6,517 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $27,250, which is $6,517 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,613.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 92% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,250

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Simpson University was $27,250. The cost of tuition at Simpson University is $6,517 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$27,613

2017 Value

34.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Simpson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,613. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Simpson University grew by 34.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,527

Room and Board

$1,592

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson University was of $9,527 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,592. The cost of room and board increased by 2.77% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Simpson University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.44% with respect to 2016, when 90% 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.

3.37%

2016 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson University was 3.37%, which represents 16 out of the 475 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 University received 561 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.5% annual decline. Out of those 561 applicants, 312 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.6% acceptance rate.

There were 903 students enrolled at Simpson University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

312

Accepted Out of 561

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson University was 55.6% (312 admissions from 561 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.5%, while admissions declined by -4.59%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

82

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simpson University has a total enrollment of 903 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 659 students and the part-time enrollment is 244. This means that 73% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.6% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Asian, 3.77% Black or African American, 2.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Two or More Races, and 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simpson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (25%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 903 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 659 and the part-time enrollment is 244. This means that 73% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Simpson University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    529

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    130

  3. Asian

    47

The enrolled student population at Simpson University is 58.6% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Asian, 3.77% Black or African American, 2.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Two or More Races, and 0.221% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 134 more women than men received degrees from Simpson University. The majority of degree recipients at Simpson University are white (219 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson University is General Psychology (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees) and Registered Nursing (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Simpson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 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 Simpson University are Accountants & auditors (1,100,649 people), Other managers (676,975 people), Financial managers (432,749 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (369,658 people), and Chief executives & legislators (335,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (127 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (127 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (823,384 people), Banking & related activities (509,575 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (508,005 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,454 people), and Computer Systems Design (448,374 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (127 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson University was General Psychology with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 114

  2. 248

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University, which is 0.46 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.719 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Simpson University in General Psychology, which is 3.44 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Simpson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    219 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson University is white (219 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

13.5% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    156 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Simpson University is white female (156 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Simpson University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.21M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $580k (8.05%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Simpson University had a total salary expenditure of $19.8M. Simpson University employs 26 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Simpson University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Assistant professors(11), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.21M

2017 Endowment

10.2%

growth from 2016

Simpson University has an endowment valued at about $7.21M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson University grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $81.6k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Simpson University received $81.6k 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

$9.41M

2017 Salaries

8.34%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Simpson University paid a median of $9.41M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($19.8M) and a 8.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.49% decline from 2015 and a 5.03% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.81M

Instructional Salaries

49

Number of Employees

In 2017, Simpson University paid a total of $2.81M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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