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Simpson Earns Top-10 Regional Ranking from U.S. News & World Report


Simpson College is #1 among Iowa private colleges and #7 overall in the newly released U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Midwest Regional Rankings. Simpson’s Midwest honors also included a #4 ranking among “Best Value Schools” and #6 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” 

“These latest rankings provide further evidence of the transformational education we offer at Simpson,” said President Marsha Kelliher. “We remain fully committed to accessibility and affordability for our increasingly diverse community of learners. Most of all, our stellar faculty are personally invested in ensuring that Simpson students grow and realize their full potential.”

In all, 76 Midwest Regional Colleges were evaluated in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Regional Colleges feature a full range of undergraduate programs, as well as graduate education at the master’s level. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Simpson offers 75 majors, minors, and programs. Master’s degrees are available in criminal justice, teaching, and choral conducting.

The U.S. News & World Report’s rankings also recognized Simpson as an “A+ School for B Students.”

Earlier this year, the “2022 Best Colleges in America” rankings by Money.com placed Simpson as the #1 private college in Iowa for educational value. That top ranking is based on 24 factors encompassing educational quality, affordability, and outcomes. Overall, Simpson ranked in the top 15% of 671 colleges analyzed by Money.