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The Simmons Difference

Simmons Seal The Simmons Mission: To provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose.

For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of our students first. Through an education that combines intellectual leadership with professional preparation, we help students lead meaningful lives and build successful careers for the 21st Century. The College's commitment can be seen in our state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning, living, and working at Simmons, as well as through our exceptional faculty and staff.

The Next 100 Years

With today's dynamic community of more than 4,500 students, Simmons College continues to move forward. Our commitment to the success of our students guides our vision and is clear in our values.


Simmons will become a beacon of leadership in the world of higher education; a resource to our nation and world; known for our expertise in fields which improve the human condition; sought out for the findings of our highly reputable research and seen as the global expert in educating women for their own empowerment and for leadership.

Core Values

  • We are at our best when students are first.
  • We prepare students for life’s work.
  • We cross boundaries to create opportunities.
  • We make a collective investment in community.

The Next Step — The Best of Simmons

"Imagine Simmons 100 years from now — what do you see?" This was the question President Helen Drinan posted to the Board of Trustees in October 2010 as she unveiled the College's five-year strategic plan, "Strategy 2015."

Learn more about Strategy 2015