Simpson University Degree-Completion Program Receives Top Ranking

REDDING, Calif.— Simpson University has been awarded top ranking status for Best Colleges In California by Intelligent.com, including Best for Adult Degree Completion.

Simpson University was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each university is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. 

Out of 190 colleges reviewed in California, Simpson University was listed at No. 37 and “Best for Adult Degree Completion.”

The reviewing team said it selected Simpson University for this recognition for several reasons: “Your flexibility and accessibility for students to attend class and complete programs while also maintaining a healthy busy personal life grabbed our attention. You go out of your way to accommodate adults who have a desire to complete their desired education through your online platforms and Degree Completion Program.”

The 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed 190 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 49 making it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university. To access the complete ranking, please visit: https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-in-california/ 

Simpson University’s Adult Degree Completion Program has a graduation rate higher than 90 percent and offers on-campus and online options for working adults to finish their bachelor’s degree. The university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults through the program during the past three decades, many of whom serve in top leadership positions in local government, law enforcement, business, nonprofits, and more.

In addition, many degree-completion alumni have continued their education through Simpson University’s master’s-degree programs in Education and Counseling Psychology. The School of Education has graduated more than 3,000 North State adults, many of whom serve as teachers and administrators in the region.

Graduates of Simpson University’s Adult Degree Completion Program repeatedly praise the care and support they received from program staff and faculty, the convenience of the format, and the benefits of moving through the program with a cohort. Learn more at simpsonu.edu/aspire.

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About Simpson University

Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding in 1989 and celebrates its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

Black Bear Diner Founder to Speak at Simpson University Business Luncheon

REDDING, Calif.— Bruce Dean, executive chair and co-founder of Black Bear Diner, will share the story of his business success at the annual Simpson University Business Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Bruce, a longtime Redding resident, is a restaurant industry veteran with more than 50 years of experience, overseeing all facets of Black Bear Diner’s business, franchise and menu development. Bruce created the recipes for some of Black Bear’s most popular and best-selling menu items and was the visionary behind “bear-sized” portions, the diner’s commitment to deliver “unrivaled comfort food value and portions to its guests,” according to the diner’s website.

Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Davis, and is past chair of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association.

This will be the 19th year for Simpson University’s Business Leadership Luncheon, which draws hundreds of community leaders from throughout the Redding area. In January 2020, the university hosted SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul for the luncheon in the James M. Grant Student Life Center.

Tickets for individuals and corporate tables will be available on the Simpson University website starting in June, or they can be purchased at the door.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding in 1989 and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

Simpson University for Seniors Offers April Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two in-person courses in April.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classroom occupancy is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Simpson University for Seniors, in its 11th year, is designed for adults of any age who love learning. The hourlong classes meet three days a week and are taught by university professors or professionals in their field of expertise. There is no required homework for these non-credit courses.

The following courses are scheduled to start April 7, meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

10:20-11:20 a.m.Catching Lightning in a Bottle: Christian Faith and Practice in American History This course will examine the role Christianity and the revival tradition has played in shaping a society and culture at key periods in American’s history. Presenter: Dr. John Ayabe 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Aviation in the United States A survey of the development of aviation decade by decade to educate and inform how it all works. Segments discussed will be agricultural, commercial, medical, military, private, and the National Airspace System that is managed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Presenter: William Hill, Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor 

The cost per course is $95 per person, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at  https://connect.simpsonu.edu/2021-simpson-for-seniors.

For more information, email Glenn Schaefer at gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding in 1989 and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu