Simpson College

Simpson College

About Simpson College Online
Simpson College provides the resources and experiences to help all students become mature, fully engaged, successful people. Simpson students flourish in an environment that fosters personal growth and development as well as academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Why Choose Simpson College Online?
Simpson College Online offers rewarding and convenient degrees.

Leadership: Simpson College builds leaders within the community through comprehensive degree programs that develop well-rounded professionals. Simpson encourages students to be active members of their on- and off-campus communities. Students experience personal, professional and spiritual growth at Simpson while excelling in their academic studies.

Degree prestige and value: Simpson College has provided students with education in a wide variety of subjects since its founding in 1860. Undergraduate degrees offered through Simpson’s Continuing and Adult Learning programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal justice
  • Computer information systems
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Independent interdisciplinary studies
  • Integrated marketing communication
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia journalism

In addition, Simpson College offers master’s programs in criminal justice and teaching. The college also offers certificate programs in accounting, computer science, healthcare administration and management.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Simpson College among its top institutions.

Flexible schedules: Simpson College Online provides busy, nontraditional students with an accessible, flexible and convenient way to earn a degree. Online students log on and complete coursework when time permits, which allows them to control their academic schedule.

Students may choose from semester courses, accelerated eight-week courses, Saturday courses and online courses. Students can also “mix and match” courses in various formats to fit their schedule and needs.

Knowledge excellence: Simpson College is a fully accredited higher education institution that provides students with a quality liberal arts education. Experienced, expert professors foster dynamic learning environments. The faculty–to-student ratio (1-to-14) ensures that both on-campus and online students receive personalized attention.

Financial aid: Online students may qualify for financial assistance. Apply and consult with a financial aid specialist to receive a customized financial aid plan. Simpson also offers a deferred payment plan for students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer. Students have until 45 days after course completion to submit funds from their employer.

Convenience and flexibility: Simpson College offers courses in both semester and accelerated eight-week format. This academic schedule allows students to explore Simpson’s diverse course offerings and discover a degree program that reflects their career goals. Online courses provide nontraditional students a convenient way to earn their degree on their own schedule. Online students can fast-track their degree program if they wish.

  • Students can complete the healthcare administration certificate in 18 months.
    • Simpson accepts as many as 64 transfer credits toward an undergraduate degree and two courses toward certificate programs, which typically require seven four-credit courses.

Simpson College has received full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


701 North C Street
Indianola IA  50125



Average Cost per Credit

Graduate: $440 per credit hour
Undergraduate: $333 per credit hour

Accrediting Agency

Higher Learning Commission

Delivery Format

Blended online and face-to-face

Institution Type

Four-year, comprehensive, private, not-for-profit

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