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Simpson University

2211 College View Drive

Redding, CA 96003-8606

United States

Telephone: 530-224-5600


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: December 16, 2022

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: 697

Graduate FTE: 99

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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerPatrick BlewettDean of A.W. Tozer Theological
Board of Directors ChairJames PostmaChairman, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerJohn
Chief Executive OfficerNorman
Chief Financial OfficerTimothy DietzChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchAbigail BarberInstitutional Data Analyst & Assistant Accreditation Liaison
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00129100Simpson UniversityReddingMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of Arts (Bible & Theology)Associate2024Distance Education
Associate of Science in Engineering degreeAssociate2021On-Site
B.A. in Human Services (Social Welfare)Bachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in EngineeringBachelors2022On-Site
Bible and TheologyAssociate1989On-Site
Biblical StudiesBachelors1947On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1981On-Site
Certificate in Bible and TheologyNon-degree2001On-Site
Certificate in Wilderness LeadershipNon-degree2013On-Site
Counseling PsychologyMasters2010On-Site
DivinityMasters2007Distance Education
General StudiesAssociate1995On-Site
General StudiesAssociate2019Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Biblical LanguagesNon-degree2016On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Biblical StudiesNon-degree2016On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Christian MinistryNon-degree2011On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors1975On-Site
Master of Arts in Community Counseling (Human Services)Masters2022Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education (online)Masters2021Distance Education
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Masters2023Distance Education
Mathematics for TeachersBachelors1999On-Site
Ministry LeadershipMasters2009Distance Education
Ministry LeadershipMasters2009On-Site
Music – Liberal Arts Emph.Bachelors2001On-Site
Music (Applied)Bachelors1947On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN)Bachelors2007On-Site
Organizational LeadershipBachelors2011Distance Education
Organizational LeadershipBachelors1999On-Site
Organizational LeadershipMasters2013Distance Education
Outdoor Adventure RecreationBachelors2007On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors2016On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Service CredentialNon-degree2019Distance Education
Preliminary Administrative Services CredientNon-degree1993On-Site
PsychologyBachelors2013Distance Education
Social ScienceBachelors1963On-Site
Teaching CredentialNon-degree2021Distance Education
Teaching CredentialNon-degree1979On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Offsite Review
Fall2024Accreditation Visit