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Supportive

Support was paramount in the service - you learned that first hand. At college that support continues with a dedicated staff ready and willing to make your transition seamless.

OUR FOCUS IS ON YOU.

Academics

You are passionate about what you want to study for a reason. Let that drive you!

Studies show that active learning increases academic success, understanding and recall. In various classes you’ll get involved in:

Active Learning Environments
  • THE DES MOINES ART SCENE
  • COACHING AND JUDGING SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNAMENTS
  • ENGAGING IN SERVICE LEARNING 
  • POLITICAL ACTIVISM
  • COMPETITIONS AND MORE!

Get Moving. Be Legendary.

Our commitment to military service members, veterans and dependents is Midwest strong. We’re dedicated to assisting you in meaningful ways:

  • Work with you and the Registrar to process applications for Federal and State VA benefits
  • Introduce you to veteran resources on campus
  • Connect you to other student veterans
  • Support faculty and staff in their approach to your learning needs

YOU’LL BE ON YOUR WAY TO getting noticed, being valued and empowered. You’ll learn to Identify and define problems that need solving. Lead the next big idea...BE LEGENDARY.

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Personal Attention

One-on-one, in-person advising, disability services, tutoring, time and stress management and supplemental instruction in a variety of subjects are provided to veterans. Your goals are our goals!

Undergraduate

Simpson students ranked the content in their major courses as having more value than students at peer institutions.

Personal attention and valuable course content – the perfect combination!

Adult Undergraduate

With online, hybrid or face-to-face courses, 8-week classes, multiple start times per year and a convenient West Des Moines campus location  – you can actively serve while finishing your degree. We help you work at your pace.

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Leadership Matters

As you learned firsthand in the service, there are different types of leadership skills needed for different purposes. Experience them all at SC.

  • Mentoring and guiding
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Directing to bring a vision to reality
  • Being a role model

Graduate

Ideal for working adults, the three masters programs are built around skills that are in demand. The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Music in Choral Conducting are taught by industry professionals.

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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.

NEVER BLEND IN. GO TO SC. LEARN MORE

We are a Blue Ribbon, military-friendly school. We honor all that our service members and their families do for our country.

Nearly 40% of our students are double majors and 46% of the student body are athletes. 

96% of students complete a high-impact practice such as leadership, study abroad, research, field experience or an internship.

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

It is a good idea to also complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid. You can learn more at financial aidIf you get stuck, just give us a call. We are happy to help! 

Get Life Credits

GET YOUR DEGREE FASTER AND SAVE MONEY WITH LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDITS. Simpson awards credit for college-level learning acquired through previous life experiences, often outside of the classroom – including military credits.

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Transfer your credits easily

Are you transferring in with your Associate of Arts degree from an accredited community college?

Great! You’ll meet all of Simpson’s general education requirements. This gives you the flexibility to jump right into your major exactly as you had hoped. 

Look up your credits

Take a look at Simpson’s transfer articulation guides for all Iowa community colleges.

Our guides show you which  community college classes transfer to SC per major. 

Transfer Credit Guide

For information about our full-time program (day classes in Indianola, Iowa) please contact the Office of Admissions at 515-961-1695.

For information about our part-time accelerated program (evening classes in West Des Moines or online) or our graduate programs, please contact: Ginger Hermon at ginger.hermon@simpson.edu or 515-961-1313.

 

Simpson is the best

High-quality, active learning environments, dynamic career preparation designed to get students ahead in the job market and a vibrant campus culture make Simpson the best choice for a degree. 

Active Learning Environments

More Value

Simpson students ranked the content in their major courses as having more value than students at peer institutions.

Plus, we teach power skills as part of each course - talk about value! 91% of employers cited want employees with power skills.