Simpson College in Indianola

Indianola, IA

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Overview

Simpson College offers 160-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 85%. The most popular test is SAT - 7% of students submitted it in comparison to 97% of students who submitted ACT. 44.7% are women, and 55.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Simpson College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Simpson College is 20907$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $37565 and $44972 per year. 69% of full-time Simpson College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $43,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Simpson College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$20,907
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Simpson College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,842
$30,001 - $48,000$18,126
$48,001 - $75,000$20,960
$75,001 - $110,000$21,622
$110,001+$23,544

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3860

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    21%

    Types of financial aids

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    1578 of Simpson College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 95 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Simpson College number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

    Students at Simpson College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $43,500

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Simpson College.

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    69%
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    Simpson College graduation rate is above the national average.

    69% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Simpson College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    4 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      85%

      In comparison to National Average

      Simpson College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 15%.

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      85%
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      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Simpson College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 14%.

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      85%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      31%

      Total

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      31%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      81%

      Part-time retention rate

      50%

      The Simpson College full-time retention rate is 81% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Simpson College students submitting SAT scores

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      7%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      975 - 1205

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 480 - 595
      Math: 495 - 610
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Simpson College students submitting ACT scores

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      97%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      21 - 27

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 21 - 27
      Math: 19 - 26
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Simpson College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      12:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      12
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Simpson College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Simpson College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 701 North C St address in Indianola, Iowa.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Simpson College with 0.87% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Simpson College offers 160 programs in total: 144 are for Bachelor's degree, 10 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Simpson College is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers a Master's degree program.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.

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      Simpson College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1736 students with 52091 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 52 with 1237 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Simpson College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Nice college good work 🙏🙏🙏

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great institution, small class sizes and great opportunities for attending students.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Simpson College has the worst case of faculty diversity issues! Please be mindful of the environment and services available to minority students on campus. Simpson College subjects students to unjust actions and denies their rights. The institution is financially unstable. Professors at Simpson, provide students with assistance and support their academic goals! Unfortunately, institutional politics at Simpson College will leave a negative lasting impression. Students and the Carver legacy are marketing tools. Minorities do not have the same support as other students on campus! Simpson must resolve all diversity issues, treat every student the same and remove racial bias.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Amazing new facilities. One on one with all the professors. The only issue is it is a little pricey. Fantastic school!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great, personalized and hands-on education. Over and over again Simpson College builds well-rounded individuals whom are ready for the job market. The close-knit alumni network and proximity to Des Moines make for an excellent home to further your education and broaden your activism.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 701 North C St

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: United Methodist

      Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

      General Phone Number: +5159616251

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: simpson.edu

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