Simpson College

Private, Four-years School Located in Indianola, IA

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How much is the Simpson tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Simpson's tuition & fees is $46,212.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $60,250 when a student lives on-campus.

Simpson Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$46,212
Books & Supplies Costs$1,114
On-campus Room & Board$9,654
On-campus Expenses$3,270
Off-campus Room & Board$8,140
Off-campus Expenses$3,670
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$48,502

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Simpson for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $196,438 at Simpson. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $247,501. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $105,647.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$47,343$60,203$26,016
Sophomore (2024-25)$48,502$61,299$26,274
Junior (2025-26)$49,689$62,423$26,541
Senior (2026-27)$50,905$63,576$26,816
4 Years Total$196,438$247,501$105,647
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$48,502$61,299$26,274
Sophomore (2025-26)$49,689$62,423$26,541
Junior (2026-27)$50,905$63,576$26,816
Senior (2027-28)$52,151$64,759$27,100
4 Years Total$201,246$252,057$106,731
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$49,689$62,423$26,541
Sophomore (2026-27)$50,905$63,576$26,816
Junior (2027-28)$52,151$64,759$27,100
Senior (2028-29)$53,427$65,974$27,392
4 Years Total$206,172$256,732$107,850
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$50,905$63,576$26,816
Sophomore (2027-28)$52,151$64,759$27,100
Junior (2028-29)$53,427$65,974$27,392
Senior (2029-30)$54,735$67,219$27,694
4 Years Total$211,218$261,529$109,002
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$52,151$64,759$27,100
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,427$65,974$27,392
Junior (2029-30)$54,735$67,219$27,694
Senior (2030-31)$56,074$68,498$28,005
4 Years Total$216,387$266,450$110,191

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Simpson' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
Simpson College$46,212
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Simpson and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Simpson CollegeIndianola, IA$46,212$7,244
Luther CollegeDecorah, IA$50,320-

Financial Aid and COA

At Simpson College, 1,129 students (96%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $33,371.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Simpson is $26,879 for students living on-campus and $25,765 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 287 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $35,898 and the average amount of student loans is $7,203.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$60,250
COA (off-campus)$59,136
Tuition & Fees$46,212
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,038
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,924
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,879
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,765
Average Financial Aid$33,371
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,12996%$33,371
Pell Grants41936%$4,590
Federal Student Loan83171%$6,466
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid287100%-
Grants or Scholarships287100%$35,898
Federal Grants17862%$5,395
Pell Grants9633%$4,723
Other Federal Grants17862%$2,848
State/Local Grants11540%$6,605
Institutional Grants28499%$30,221
Student Loan Aid21374%$7,203
Federal Student Loans21274%$5,031
Other Student Loans3512%$13,359

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Simpson's acceptance rate is 90.83%. A total of 1,330 applicants applied to and 1,208 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 286 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.68%.
To apply to Simpson, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,330723$607
Admitted1,208646$562
Enrolled286145$141
Acceptance Rate90.83%89.35%92.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.68%22.45%25.09%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Simpson College has a total of 1,151 students including 1,127 undergraduate and 24 graduate students. By gender, there are 568 male students and 650 female students attending Simpson. The school offers online degree programs and 53 students enrolled online exclusively (4.60% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,218 568650
Undergraduate1,172 550622
Graduate46 1828

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address701 North C St, Indianola, IA
Phone515-961-6251
WEBsimpson.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered59 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered3 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate89.10%
Yield21.60%
Student Population1,151
Graduation Rate66%
Retention Rate78%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties80 (Full-time), 65 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs215 (Full-time), 123 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$60,956
Average Staff Salary$57,395