Simpson University to Graduate 214 Students on Saturday

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor 214 graduates Saturday during its 10 a.m. outdoor spring commencement on the campus at 2211 College View Drive.

The breakdown of total graduates is as follows:

This year’s graduates include 20 men and women making history as the university’s founding class of nursing students. Simpson University launched a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program in 2011. (Read more here.)

Simpson traditionally holds graduation twice a year — an indoor ceremony in January for summer and fall grads, and an outdoor event in April or May for spring graduates.

Simpson University was founded in 1921 in Seattle and spent 34 years in San Francisco before relocating to Redding in 1989. During its nearly 25 years in Redding, the university has grown from 200 to more than 1,300 students.

In addition to offering more than 25 four-year bachelor’s degrees in its traditional program, Simpson also offers eight majors to its adult degree-completion students and several master’s degrees.

More than 3,000 north state residents have completed their bachelor’s degrees through Simpson’s ASPIRE program, which offers classes online and on campus during evenings and weekends.

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Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include degrees in nursing, biology, outdoor leadership, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. For more information, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737