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Simpson College appears in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

College also ranks prominently on list of top performers on social mobility


Simpson College (simpson.edu) ranks among the top national liberal arts colleges in the country according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The rankings also recognized the College as one of the top performers on social mobility.

Simpson ranks No. 149 among national liberal arts colleges, a category that includes institutions that focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences. 

Simpson ranks No. 51 on the list of top performers on social mobility, a jump from last year’s placement at No. 96. The social mobility indicator measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, a testament to the College’s unwavering commitment to inclusive educational access.

The 36th annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings assessed 1,452 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. For a breakdown of the data that goes into the annual rankings, read How U.S. News Calculated the 2021 Best College Rankings
Contact Information
Roger Degerman, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communication
Direct: 515-961-1595
Email: roger.degerman@simpson.edu