Simpson University

Simpson University

Simpson University is a private, liberal arts, evangelical Christian university. It was founded in 1921 as the Simpson Bible Institute. In 1989, the college relocated to its current 92-acre campus in Redding, California. Simpson University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in areas like bible and theology, communication, business and human resources, history, psychology, nursing, healthcare management, mathematics, cross-cultural studies, music, Spanish, social science and arts. Undergraduate degrees are offered through the following divisions-

  • Theology and Ministry
  • Science and Business
  • Humanities

The athletic teams of Simpson University, nicknamed the Red Hawks, participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the California Pacific Conference. The university fields teams for cross country, basketball, soccer and golf. The university also offers several clubs and organizations to its students, including the Asian Fellowship, Ballroom Dancing, the Bible & Theology Club, Black Student Union, Dance Club, English Club, Math Club, Missions Task Force, Outdoor Life Club and Psychology Club.

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Contacting Simpson University

Simpson University
2211 College View Drive
Redding , CA 96003-8606
General Phone: (530) 224-5600

Simpson University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling58psychology
Education and Teaching58educational administration, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, social science teaching
Liberal Arts56English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, history
Business and Management55business management, accounting, organizational behavior, human resources management, MIS
Religion and Philosophy28Christian studies, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17various nursing
Media4communication studies

Number of programs and degrees for Simpson University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22725
Master's degree514
Associate's degree22

Simpson University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Simpson University had a total enrollment of 1,076 students (946 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 26%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 22%
22-24 15%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%

Simpson University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 100 %

Simpson University Room and Board (2007)

Simpson University offers campus housing for 590 of its 946 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Redding, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Simpson University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440580
SAT Math430560
SAT Writing440580
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Simpson University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,500
Room and board $ 6,700
Books and supplies $ 1,392
Other expenses $ 2,640

Financial Aid:
Simpson University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 129100)

Simpson University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$61,3260*
Associate professoracademic year7$53,5776$54,006
Assistant professoracademic year19$46,9703$45,706
All faculty totalacademic year30$50,4259$51,239

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Simpson University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Pacific Conference
Baseball Division I Independents
Track California Pacific Conference

Simpson University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Christian Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Simpson University Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Simpson University Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Simpson University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Simpson University Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Simpson University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Simpson University % of degrees in music
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Simpson University % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Christ and Missionary Alliance Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)

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