Simpson University

Private, Four-years School Located in Redding, CA

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How much is the Simpson tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Simpson's tuition & fees is $38,522.
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 $54,622 when a student lives on-campus.

Simpson Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$38,522
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$11,900
On-campus Expenses$3,000
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$3,924
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$41,451

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 $165,100 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 $228,514. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $131,328.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,593$54,865$31,559
Sophomore (2024-25)$40,694$56,347$32,393
Junior (2025-26)$41,825$57,869$33,249
Senior (2026-27)$42,988$59,433$34,128
4 Years Total$165,100$228,514$131,328
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$40,694$56,347$32,393
Sophomore (2025-26)$41,825$57,869$33,249
Junior (2026-27)$42,988$59,433$34,128
Senior (2027-28)$44,183$61,039$35,030
4 Years Total$169,690$234,688$134,800
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$41,825$57,869$33,249
Sophomore (2026-27)$42,988$59,433$34,128
Junior (2027-28)$44,183$61,039$35,030
Senior (2028-29)$45,411$62,688$35,956
4 Years Total$174,407$241,029$138,364
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$42,988$59,433$34,128
Sophomore (2027-28)$44,183$61,039$35,030
Junior (2028-29)$45,411$62,688$35,956
Senior (2029-30)$46,674$64,382$36,907
4 Years Total$179,256$247,541$142,022
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$44,183$61,039$35,030
Sophomore (2028-29)$45,411$62,688$35,956
Junior (2029-30)$46,674$64,382$36,907
Senior (2030-31)$47,971$66,122$37,883
4 Years Total$184,240$254,230$145,777

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 California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
Simpson University$38,522
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

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.
Simpson UniversityRedding, CA$38,522$20,090
Canisius UniversityBuffalo, NY$32,720$16,680
Midway UniversityMidway, KY$26,080$7,350
Roger Williams UniversityBristol, RI$42,666$22,694
Converse UniversitySpartanburg, SC$23,096$8,000
Our Lady of the Lake UniversitySan Antonio, TX$31,728$18,498
Ashford UniversitySan Diego, CA$13,160$13,515
Houston Baptist UniversityHouston, TX$38,100$11,475
Georgian Court UniversityLakewood, NJ$37,110$15,850
Strayer University-District of ColumbiaWashington, DC$13,920$15,135
Holy Names UniversityOakland, CA$42,115$18,590

Financial Aid and COA

At Simpson University, 649 students (95%) 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 $22,676.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Simpson is $31,946 for students living on-campus and $38,754 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 118 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 $27,704 and the average amount of student loans is $8,107.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$54,622
COA (off-campus)$61,430
Tuition & Fees$38,522
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,100
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,908
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,946
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,754
Average Financial Aid$22,676
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship64995%$22,676
Pell Grants29042%$5,441
Federal Student Loan41761%$7,976
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid11899%-
Grants or Scholarships11899%$27,704
Federal Grants5647%$7,460
Pell Grants4840%$5,392
Other Federal Grants2118%$7,569
State/Local Grants3025%$7,936
Institutional Grants11899%$22,146
Student Loan Aid7261%$8,107
Federal Student Loans7261%$5,834
Other Student Loans119%$14,877

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Simpson's acceptance rate is 66.95%. A total of 953 applicants applied to and 638 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 134 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.00%.
To apply to Simpson, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate66.95%65.56%68.20%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.00%23.23%19.06%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Simpson University has a total of 874 students including 729 undergraduate and 145 graduate students. By gender, there are 415 male students and 578 female students attending Simpson. The school offers online degree programs and 161 students enrolled online exclusively (18.42% of all students).
Total993 415578
Undergraduate806 345461
Graduate187 70117

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered5 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population874
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate65%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties30 (Full-time), 96 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs115 (Full-time), 113 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$60,519
Average Staff Salary$56,005