Statement of Accreditation Status
Simpson University

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003-8606
United States
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OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

001291
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1967
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1969
Undergraduate FTE: 
806
Graduate FTE: 
157
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Religious Control
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Patrick Blewett Interim Provost; Dean, Tozer Seminary pblewett [at] simpsonu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Norm Reinhardt Chair nreinhar [at] yahoo.com
Chief Academic Officer Dale Simmons Provost dsimmons [at] simpsonu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Norman Hall President nhall [at] simpsonu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Timothy Dietz Chief Financial Officer tdietz [at] simpsonu.edu
Director Institutional Research Jennifer Fox Director of Institutional Research and Assessment jfox [at] simpsonu.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Bible and Theology Associate 1989 On-Site
Bible and Theology Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Biotechnology (teach-out) Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Business Management Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Certificate in Bible and Theology Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Certificate in Spanish Language Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Wilderness Leadership Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 2010 On-Site
Cross-cultural Studies Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Discipleship and Education Ministries (Teach-out) Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Divinity Masters 2007 On-Site
Divinity Masters 2007 Distance Education
Education Masters 1977 On-Site
English Bachelors 1973 On-Site
English for Teachers Bachelors 1985 On-Site
General Studies Associate 2019 Distance Education
General Studies Associate 1995 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Ministries Studies Non-degree 2008 On-Site
History Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Ministry Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Ministry Leadership Masters 2009 On-Site
Ministry Leadership Masters 2009 Distance Education
Music (Applied) Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Music - Liberal Arts Emph. Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN) Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Masters 2013 Distance Education
Outdoor Leadership Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Pastoral Studies (teach-out) Bachelors 1921 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Service Credential Non-degree 2019 Distance Education
Preliminary Administrative Services Credient Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Social Science Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Social Science for Teachers Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Teaching Masters 2002 On-Site
Teaching Credential Non-degree 1979 On-Site
World Missions Bachelors 1921 On-Site
Youth Ministries Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Special Visit
Spring 2022 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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