Simpson University is one of the one hundred thirty-eight private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Redding.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 903 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 100 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 68 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 57% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Simpson University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,250, and fees were $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,250 and $450 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students903|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Simpson University Nursing program prepares professional nurses for entry level positions.
The BSN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates from this program will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure and Public Health Credential.
Admissions to the nursing program is competitive and conditional on the completion of all pre-requisite course with a minimum of a grade ‘C’ or higher.
- Fill application form
- Complete TEAS V (with a minimum adjusted total score of 78.3)
- Personal Statement
- Two recommendation forms
- Official transcripts for all college level course work completed
Deadline for applications is the 1st of October and applicants will be informed of their status by the 19th of October. Students accepted into the program must accept or decline their space by the 26th of October.
Applications will be reviewed by a committed weighing the personal statement, overall GPA, pre-requisite GPA, TEAS Score, Recommendations and Priority points.
Transfer students will need to complete an application to Simpson University and the enrollment packet for the nursing program. Students transferring from another program will be evaluated by the Director of Admissions and the Director of Nursing based on the basis of official college transcripts, course description of the nursing program they attended and a letter from former Nursing Director stating that the applicant is a student in good standing eligible for continued enrollment.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission|
01/31/1969 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||998 to 1183|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,150/credit|
|In State Students||$1,150/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,150/credit|
|In District Students||$620/credit|
|In State Students||$620/credit|
|Out of State Students||$620/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Simpson University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$314|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$7,883|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||95%||$6,498|
|Federal Student Loans||97%||$5,771|
$27,613Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$24,578|
|$30,001 to $48,000$19,571|
|$48,001 to $75,000$26,175|
|$75,001 to $110,000$27,322|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.