Simpson College was founded in 1921 as Simpson Bible Institute by W.W. Newberry, who served as its first president. Established in Seattle, Washington, the school was named in honor of Albert Benjamin Simpson, a Presbyterian minister who pioneered the Bible institute movement during the late nineteenth century and founded The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Initially offering a three-year program of study, the school was designed to promote spiritual growth and prepare students for Christian life and service, especially overseas. In 1955, the school moved to San Francisco, and its name was changed to Simpson Bible College since it was now granting bachelor degrees. Over the years, the college continued to broaden its academic offerings so that by the time the half-century mark was reached in 1971, it had become a more comprehensive liberal arts college offering professional as well as biblical studies. That same year, the name was changed to Simpson College. Another historic milestone was passed in 1989 when Simpson relocated to its current location in Redding and began building a brand new campus, which is still a work in progress. Since the move, undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled. The graduate school has been established, and the ASPIRE program (degree completion) has been added.

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Simpson University
Christian liberal arts college offering a full range of programs in psychology, business, education, and ministry. Campus located in Redding. Information for students, academic resources, online application.
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