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Give the next memorable TED-type talk, stand up for social change or develop the next big idea that changes the face of your industry. It’s all up for grabs and it’s all within your reach.

PURSUE YOUR PASSION. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Simpson has the lowest online and evening tuition in Iowa. Plus, we offer scholarships and grants!

The only college or university in Iowa to be ranked as one of the best online colleges by EDsmart.

Experience matters! You’ll receive credits for your life experience making the time to complete your degree shorter.

TO TRULY ACCOMPLISH YOUR CAREER GOAL, YOU NEED A COLLEGE EXPERIENCE THAT IS MORE THAN CUSTOMIZED WITH AMENITIES LIKE:

  • A dedicated, focused and fully committed individual support team
  • A variety of program formats: fully online, face-to-face or a combination of both
  • A convenient West Des Moines campus 
  • A pace that is tailored to fit your lifestyle     
  • Timing that accommodates your work schedule
  • Six start times per year

Your skills will be flexible, adaptable and mobile. You will be ready for the risk and reward. You will be empowered.

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Get your degree faster and save money with life experience credits

Simpson awards credit for college-level learning acquired through life experiences, often outside of the classroom. 

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  • You may earn up to 24 credits. 
  • All credits earned are awarded free of charge! There is a $75 administrative fee to submit your portfolio for review.  
  • Over the last five years, students who have completed the LEP process have received an average of 20 credits.  
  • The Life Experience Program could save you up to two years of class work worth over $7,000 in tuition costs.

Accounting

Gain the accounting expertise, critical thinking, analysis and communication skills in demand by employers. 

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Management

Prepare to lead in entrepreneurship, finance and insurance or human resources with a rock-solid business, economics and marketing foundation. 

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Computer Information Systems

Gear up for careers in software engineering, information technology, web development and more!

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Criminal Justice

Apply criminological theories to concrete situations, analyze and interpret social science data and formulate ethical responses. 

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Human Services

Prepare to address the needs of a range of diverse populations guided by a strong emphasis on issues of social justice and human rights. 

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Management Information Systems

Master technology to gain an in-depth understanding of business structures, organizational theory and information analysis. 

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Marketing Communications

Be a valuable asset in the digital advertising landscape by analyzing data to create and manage effective marketing strategies with desired results. 

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Teaching Licensure & Endorsement

Choose from over dozen elementary and over 20 secondary endorsements give you plenty of options to pair your subject expertise with a teaching licensure.

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Deepen your interest and advance your degree in accounting or computer science with a certificate.

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Employer Reimbursement

Des Moines employers have confidence in a Simpson education. More than 60 businesses have contributed to the cost of their employees’ tuition at SC.

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Tuition

  • Tuition: $390/credit hour
  • Technology: $7/credit hour
  • Online fee: $20/credit hour
  • Matriculation fee: $125 (one time)

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EMPLOYER REIMBURSEMENT

We defer the cost of each term for 45 days after the end of the term – meaning  you have more time to get your employer reimbursement to us.

One less thing for you to worry about! 

EMPLOYERS WANT POWER SKILLS

91% of employers cited want employees with soft skills (or power skills). 

80% of companies are struggling to find soft skill-qualified employees in the market. (according to a LinkedIn 2019 Global Talent Trends survey)

At Simpson, power skills are woven into everything we do. LEARN MORE

Most of our students want to advance their career or pursue their interests in more depth. If you want to do the same, you’ll fit right in!

We know what our students need and we deliver. You can expect excellent customer service adults.learn@simpson.edu or 515-309-3099

Simpson is a transfer-friendly school. We help you make the most of your hard-earned credits. Fill out the form above and we’ll talk about your credits.

SIMPSON is simply BETTER in 3 distinct ways.

All three build confidence on the job, help you hone, highlight and practice your power skills and demonstrate you have the know-how to get the job done. All make you more marketable and competitive in the job market.

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EMPLOYERS WANT POWER SKILLS

In today’s world of software engineering and ever increasing technology, it’s soft skills that employers want. 91% of employers cited wanting employees with soft skills. 80% of companies are struggling to find soft skill-qualified employees in the market (according to a LinkedIn 2019 Global Talent Trends survey.)

WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY

Workplace flexibility can improve productivity and retention, but brings a new set of challenges – like difficulties in collaboration and bonding. Your online classes might prove more beneficial than you thought – collaboration – you’re already on it!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

According to a Linked In 2019 Global Talent Trends Survey, the top benefit for work flexibility improves the employee’s work-life balance. Earning your bachelor’s degree in the evening or online positions you as a master in work-life balance. Flexibility at work and flexibility in classes – yes please!

YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OF THE STEPS IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS RIGHT HERE. 

If you get stuck, just give us a call. We are happy to help! 

  • SUBMIT THE APPLICATION: There is no application fee. 
    Evening and Online Application: Apply directly to Simpson through our online application.
    Check your application status: If you have already applied.
  • SEND YOUR TRANSCRIPTS TO:
    Simpson College 
    Office of Admissions
    701 North C Street
    Indianola, Iowa 50125

It is a good idea to also complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid. You can learn more at financial aid