Statement of Accreditation Status
Simpson University

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

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 Jennifer Fox Director of Institutional Research and Assessment jfox [at] simpsonu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Norm Reinhardt Chair nreinhar [at] yahoo.com
Chief Academic Officer Patrick Blewett Interim Provost; Dean, Tozer Seminary pblewett [at] simpsonu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Norman Hall President nhall [at] simpsonu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Natalie McKenzie Chief Financial Officer nmckenzie [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 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
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 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

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