Statement of Accreditation Status
Simpson University

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

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.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited on Probation- Probation reflects the Commission's finding that the institution has serious issues of noncompliance with one or more of the Standards of Accreditation. While on Probation, the institution is subject to special scrutiny by the Commission, which may include a requirement to submit periodic prescribed reports and to receive special visits by representatives of the Commission. In addition, while on Probation, any new site or degree program initiated by the institution is regarded as a substantive change (see the Substantive Change Manual for details). The candidate or accredited status of the institution continues during the Probation period.

Accredited on Probation
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Jennifer Fox Director of Institutional Research and Assessment jfox [at]
Board of Directors Chair Norm Reinhardt Chair nreinhar [at]
Chief Academic Officer Patrick Blewett Interim Provost; Dean, Tozer Seminary pblewett [at]
Chief Executive Officer Norman Hall President nhall [at]
Chief Financial Officer Natalie McKenzie Chief Financial Officer nmckenzie [at]
Director Institutional Research Jennifer Fox Director of Institutional Research and Assessment jfox [at]

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