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Simpson among best online colleges in the country

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Simpson College recently earned a No. 15 national ranking as one of the best online college’s for 2019-20 according to scholastic rankings specialist, EDsmart.

Simpson boasts the most affordable evening and online education in the state, a key factor in its lofty ranking.

EDsmart took several attributes into consideration when ranking the best online colleges, including efficiency, convenience, academic reputation, course materials and scholarships. According to the company website, the EDsmart ranking “aims to help students find affordable, quality schools that provide a high return on investment.”

Simpson is the only Iowa college or university to make the list. The University of Michigan came in at No. 1, followed by Villanova University and the University of North Florida.

View the complete list on EDsmart.org.

Using data gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics and Payscale.com, Simpson scored 92 points out of a possible 100. EDsmart estimates that Simpson’s online program provides a $151,000 return on investment.

Simpson offers online bachelor’s degrees in business management, management information systems and marketing communication. The school also provides an online master’s degree in criminal justice. 


Learn more about Simpson’s Continuing & Graduate Program.