Simpson University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,700
4.87% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,012
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.5%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
59.7%
1,276 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
855
66% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.5%
51 Graduates

About

Simpson University is a higher education institution located in Shasta County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simpson University were General Psychology (59 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (35 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (33 degrees).

In 2020, 247 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simpson University. 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (161 degrees), 4.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $32,700, which is $10,170 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Simpson University is $32,700, which is $10,170 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 $23,012.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Simpson University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Simpson University was $32,700. The cost of tuition at Simpson University is $10,170 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$23,012
2020 Value
4.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Simpson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,012. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Simpson University grew by 4.22%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,190
Room and Board
$1,760
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simpson University was of $11,190 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,760. The cost of room and board increased by 5.58% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Simpson University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.9% with respect to 2019, when 87% 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.
5.5%
2018 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Simpson University was 5.5%, which represents 22 out of the 400 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Simpson University received 1,276 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 96.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,276 applicants, 762 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.7% acceptance rate.

There were 855 students enrolled at Simpson University in 2020, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simpson University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
762
Accepted Out of 1,276

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simpson University was 59.7% (762 admissions from 1,276 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 96.9%, while admissions grew by 125%.

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage
63
Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Simpson University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Simpson University has a total enrollment of 855 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 564 students and the part-time enrollment is 291. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.8% White, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Two or More Races, 4.68% Asian, 3.74% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.468% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Simpson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.1%) and White Male (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (6.67%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simpson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 855 students. The full-time enrollment at Simpson University is 564 and the part-time enrollment is 291. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Simpson University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 University was 72%. 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
    417
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208
  3. Two or More Races
    63

The enrolled student population at Simpson University is 48.8% White, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Two or More Races, 4.68% Asian, 3.74% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.468% 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.

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In 2020, 111 more women than men received degrees from Simpson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Simpson University is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simpson University is General Psychology (59 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (35 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (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 (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simpson University are Elementary & middle school teachers (338,703 people), Other managers (266,241 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (245,357 people), Postsecondary teachers (182,138 people), and Education administrators (140,981 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Communications (8 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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Communications (8 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 (791,916 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,028 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (276,827 people), Legal services (214,229 people), and Computer Systems Design (195,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Simpson University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Communications (8 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Simpson University.
Most Common
  1. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simpson University was General Psychology with 59 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

68
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
179
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University, which is 0.38 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Simpson University in General Psychology, which is 0.311 times less than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Simpson University in General Psychology, which is 3.21 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Simpson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simpson University is Male and Black or African American (100% 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, 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
    161 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simpson University is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

7.69% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    119 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Simpson University is white female (119 degrees awarded). There were 2.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (42 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Simpson University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.14M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−1.48%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Simpson University had a total salary expenditure of $21.9M. Simpson University employs 13 Assistant professors, 7 No academic ranks, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Simpson University are Male Assistant professors (9), Female No academic ranks(5), and Male Associate professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Endowment

$6.14M
2020 Endowment
18.3%
decline from 2019

Simpson University has an endowment valued at about $6.14M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Simpson University declined 18.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.5M 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. $2.11M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Simpson University received $2.11M 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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Salary Expenditure

$10.4M
2020 Salaries
15.9%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Simpson University paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($21.9M) and a 15.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.07% decline from 2018 and a 2.98% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.87M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2020, Simpson University paid a total of $1.87M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simpson University were Assistant professor with 13 employees; No academic rank with 7 employees; and No academic rank with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simpson University were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Management with 14 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simpson University was Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female No academic rank with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4 employees.

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

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