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Accreditation Information

Strategic Plan

Simpson Strategic Plan


Simpson College is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission 
230 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 5-700
Chicago, IL 60604-2504
1-800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456

The Education Department is accredited by:
The Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

Simpson College is accredited by:
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

The process of reaffirmation is called the Open Pathway. For the Open Pathway Simpson must:

  • Write an Assurance Argument

    • We have convened Criterion Teams, consisting of faculty, administration, staff and students, who will write the Assurance Argument
  • Complete a Quality Initiative
    • Our Quality Initiative is the creation, implementation, and assessment of institutional learning outcomes 
  • Verify that we meet the Federal Compliance Program

The next site visit will be in 2025-26 as outlined in this 10-year schedule of the accreditation cycle.