Simpson University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,950

2.98% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,574

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.73%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

52.2%

627 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,012

81.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.1%

74 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 (90 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 degrees), and Registered Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2016, 448 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (289 degrees), 4.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $25,950, which is $5,790 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $25,950, which is $5,790 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 $20,574.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 92% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,950

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Simpson University was $25,950. The cost of tuition at Simpson University is $5,790 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,574

2016 Value

2.31%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Simpson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,574. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Simpson University grew by 2.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,270

Room and Board

$1,552

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson University was of $9,270 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,552. The cost of room and board increased by 2.34% 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

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Simpson University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.26% with respect to 2015, 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.

4.73%

2015 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson University was 4.73%, which represents 21 out of the 444 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 627 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.642% annual growth. Out of those 627 applicants, 327 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,012 students enrolled at Simpson University in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

327

Accepted Out of 627

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson University was 52.2% (327 admissions from 627 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 51.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.642%, while admissions grew by 1.87%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

105

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simpson University has a total enrollment of 1,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 825 students and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.67% Two or More Races, and 0.395% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simpson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 825 and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 Simpson University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Simpson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    614

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    146

  3. Asian

    44

The enrolled student population at Simpson University is 60.7% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.67% Two or More Races, and 0.395% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 164 more women than men received degrees from Simpson University. The majority of degree recipients at Simpson University are white (289 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson University is General Psychology (90 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 degrees) and Registered Nursing (44 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 (41 degrees awarded), Psychology (98 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 (1,096,808 people), Miscellaneous managers (776,669 people), Financial managers (437,054 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (349,704 people), and Chief executives & legislators (337,867 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Psychology (98 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Business (108 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Psychology (98 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Business (108 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 (808,756 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (597,748 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,894 people), Banking & related activities (508,774 people), and Hospitals (484,241 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Psychology (98 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Business (108 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 90 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson University was General Psychology with 90 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 142

  2. 306

In 2016, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University, which is 0.464 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (306).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University in Organizational Behavior Studies, which is 0.613 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Simpson University in General Psychology, which is 5.92 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 41% of students graduating from Simpson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (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, 1.35% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    289 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson University is white (289 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

15.6% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    206 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    83 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Simpson University is white female (206 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (83 degrees).

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Operations

Simpson University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.49M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $426k (6.56%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Simpson University had a total expenditure of $21.6M. Of that $21.6M, they spent $10.5M on salaries and $21.6M on benefits.

Simpson University employs 21 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors, and 5 Professors. Most academics at Simpson University are Female Assistant professors (12), Male Assistant professors(9), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University are: Management, with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.49M

2015 Endowment

17.6%

growth from 2014

Simpson University has an endowment valued at about $6.49M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson University grew 17.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.4M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $72.6k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Simpson University received $72.6k 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.5M

Salary Expenditure

$21.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Simpson University had a total expenditure of $21.6M. Of that $21.6M, they spent $10.5M on salaries and $21.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$10.5M

2015 Salaries

5.03%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Simpson University paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($21.6M) and a 5.03% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.05% growth from 2013 and a 3.31% 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

$2.85M

Instructional Salaries

51

Number of Employees

In 2015, Simpson University paid a total of $2.85M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson University were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University were Management with 35 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson University was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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