#3 Best Value Colleges in Iowa

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

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Student Population
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Location Indianola, Iowa
Online simpson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Simpson College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,607 prospective students applied, and 1,293 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 292 enrolled in the school.  1,260 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 184 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $39,910 plus fees of $756. Simpson College is ranked 398 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Simpson College is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1250
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Simpson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,238
Other Fees$756
Room and Board $8,820
Budget for Other Expenses$3,284
Total One Year Cost$54,008

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Simpson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 11%
Social Sciences 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154350 IPEDS survey data for Simpson College.

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