Simmons College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,500

2.67% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,690

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

60.4%

3,483 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,283

50.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

73.3%

252 Graduates

About

Simmons College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Simmons College were Registered Nursing (168 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (26 degrees), and General Communication (23 degrees).

In 2017, 2,066 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Simmons College. 90.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 9.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,462 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons College is $38,500, which is $17,767 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Simmons College is $38,500, which is $17,767 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,690.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Simmons College was $38,500. The cost of tuition at Simmons College is $17,767 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$29,690

2017 Value

0.306%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Simmons College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,690. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Simmons College grew by 0.306%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,500

Room and Board

$1,280

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Simmons College was of $14,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Simmons College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2016, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Simmons College received 3,483 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.6% annual growth. Out of those 3,483 applicants, 2,105 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.4% acceptance rate.

There were 6,283 students enrolled at Simmons College in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Simmons College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,105

Accepted Out of 3,483

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Simmons College was 60.4% (2,105 admissions from 3,483 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.6%, while admissions declined by -1.59%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

351

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Simmons College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Simmons College has a total enrollment of 6,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons College is 3,171 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,112. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Simmons College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Simmons College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.6% White, 7.72% Black or African American, 6.29% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Simmons College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (64.5%), followed by Asian Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (8.1%) and White Male (7.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Simmons College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Simmons College is 3,171 and the part-time enrollment is 3,112. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Simmons College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Simmons College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Simmons College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,870

  2. Black or African American

    485

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    395

The enrolled student population at Simmons College is 61.6% White, 7.72% Black or African American, 6.29% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 869 students (13.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1686 more women than men received degrees from Simmons College. The majority of degree recipients at Simmons College are white (1,462 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Simmons College is Registered Nursing (168 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (26 degrees) and General Communication (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Simmons College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (297 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (359 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,892,815 people), Secondary school teachers (318,012 people), Education administrators (263,773 people), Social workers, all other (187,878 people), and Postsecondary teachers (129,904 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (297 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (359 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (223 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons College are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (297 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (359 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (223 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Simmons College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,793,191 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,969 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (155,744 people), Individual & family services (135,075 people), and Legal services (104,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Simmons College are Library Science (297 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (359 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (223 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Simmons College.

Most Common

  1. 168 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Simmons College was Registered Nursing with 168 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 190

  2. 1,876

In 2017, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons College, which is 0.101 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,876).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Simmons College in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.102 times less than the 362 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 362 degrees were awarded to women at Simmons College in Family Practice Nurse, which is 9.78 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 67% of students graduating from Simmons College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Simmons College is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.19% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,462 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Simmons College is white (1,462 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

6.78% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,332 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    133 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Simmons College is white female (1,332 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (133 degrees).

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Operations

Simmons College has an endowment valued at nearly $188M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.9M (9.52%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Simmons College had a total salary expenditure of $177M. Simmons College employs 109 Associate professors, 53 Professors, and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Simmons College are Female Associate professors (78), Female Professors(39), and Female Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, Management, with 97 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$188M

2017 Endowment

7.02%

growth from 2016

Simmons College has an endowment valued at about $188M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Simmons College grew 7.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $155M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.29M - Federal

  2. $370k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Simmons College received $2.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $370k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.2M

2017 Salaries

5.12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Simmons College paid a median of $65.2M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($177M) and a 5.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.93% growth from 2015 and a 1.57% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M

Instructional Salaries

242

Number of Employees

In 2017, Simmons College paid a total of $20.7M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

109 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Simmons College were Associate professor with 109 employees; Professor with 53 employees; and Professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Simmons College were Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; Management with 97 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Simmons College was Female Associate professor with 78 employees, Female Professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Simmons College.

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