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Simpson College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Indianola, Iowa. The surrounding location of Indianola is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

1,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
$43,124 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Simpson College?


Contact details for Simpson College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 North C St, Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-6251

Can I Afford Simpson College?

$43,124 In-State Tuition
75% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at Simpson College paid $425 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $43,124 $43,124
Fees $906 $906
Books and Supplies $1,146 $1,146
On Campus Room and Board $9,654 $9,654
On Campus Other Expenses $3,334 $3,334

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Simpson College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,897 a year. That adds up to $31,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simpson College is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Simpson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,225 undergraduate students at Simpson College, with 1,108 being full-time and 117 being part-time.


There are also 42 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,108 full-time undergraduates at Simpson College, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Simpson College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 79
White 877
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 79

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Simpson College. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at Simpson College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, France, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Simpson College

79 Took All Classes Online
89 Took At Least One Class Online
113.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 89 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Simpson College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Simpson College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Simpson College was 113.3%. This is the #315 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Simpson College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Simpson College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 4 4
Health Care Management 1 1
Athletic Training 0 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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