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 Simmons College

Simmons College - Boston, MA

300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

General information:(617)521-2000
Website:
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,829(1,829 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $31,450 $32,230 $33,356 -3%
Out-of-state $31,450 $32,230 $33,356 -3%
Books and supplies $1,280 $1,280 $1,280 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,050 $12,470 $12,906 -3%
Other $4,020 $4,140 $2,480 67%
Off Campus
Room and board $12,050 $12,470 $12,906 -3%
Other $4,020 $4,140 $2,480 40%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,020 $4,140 $3,800 9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $48,800 $50,120 $50,022 0%
Off Campus $48,800 $50,120 $50,022 0%
Off Campus with Family $36,750 $37,650 $38,436 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $48,800 $50,120 $50,022 0%
Off Campus $48,800 $50,120 $50,022 0%
Off Campus with Family $36,750 $37,650 $38,436 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $32,376
In-state fees $980
Out-of-state tuition $32,376
Out-of-state fees $980
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $18,900
In-state fee $100
Out-of-state tuition $18,900
Out-of-state fees $100
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 351 92% --
Grant or scholarship aid 346 91% $5,554,597 $16,054
Federal grants 107 28% $602,384 $5,630
Pell grants 107 28% $396,409 $3,705
Other federal grants 107 28% $205,975 $1,925
State/local government grant or scholarships 75 20% $141,250 $1,883
Institutional grants or scholarships 346 91% $4,810,963 $13,905
Student loan aid 291 77% $2,900,930 $9,969
Federal student loans 290 76% $1,600,008 $5,517
Other student loans 77 20% $1,300,922 $16,895
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,640 86% $24,249,198 $14,786
Pell grants 475 25% $1,898,130 $3,996
Federal student loans 1,345 70% $10,269,171 $7,635

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,829
Undergraduate enrollment 1,829
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 44
Graduate enrollment 3,000
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,528 0 4,528
Percent admitted 47% 0% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled NAN% NAN% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 312 91%
ACT 94 27%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 510 620
SAT Math 510 610
SAT Writing 520 620
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education01/01/2009 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/01/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education06/01/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2005 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education06/01/2004 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2001 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2001 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2000 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2000 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2000 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1995 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1995 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1991 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1974 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

10/01/1947 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

01/01/1994 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 0811
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 002
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.4%
Number in default28
Number in repayment1,141

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00220800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies0-----
East Asian Studies4-----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-5----
Women's Studies60----
Category total1011----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology12-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-----
Genetics, Other---1--
Category total35--1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General194-4--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other----0-
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other1-----
Finance, General5-----
Management Information Systems, General0-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General14-----
Category total3994-40-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric738----
Category total5538----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-----
Information Science/Studies--1---
Information Technology1-----
Category total10-1---
Education Colleges
Administration of Special Education----2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2-----
Education, General-26-183
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10--5-
Elementary Education and Teaching21----
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-0----
Secondary Education and Teaching265----
Special Education and Teaching, General-120--9-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-13--1-
Urban Education and Leadership-9--2-
Category total11276-1273
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General113----
Category total1759----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management0-----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-10-12--
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management0-----
Category total010-12--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature1-----
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total102----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetics/Dietitian19--26--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-35----
Nursing Administration-0----
Nursing Practice-----0
Physical Therapy/Therapist12----68
Public Health Education and Promotion3-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse18168-40-
Category total230103-30068
History Colleges
History, General220----
Public/Applied History-106--1-
Category total13126--1-
Library Science Colleges
Library Science, Other--0---
Library and Information Science-12-1-
Category total-2082-1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General9-----
Category total9-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-----
Category total0-----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science9-----
Category total9-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18-----
Category total18-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3-----
Category total5-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11-----
Physics, General4-----
Category total15-----
Psychology Colleges
Applied Behavior Analysis-423-7-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology20-----
Psychology, General3-----
Category total55423-7-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-161---3
Category total-161---3
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General9-----
International Relations and Affairs3-----
Political Science and Government, General5-----
Sociology2-----
Category total58-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General8-----
Fine and Studio Arts Management1-----
Music, General1-----
Category total25-----
Grand total6140648174