95%

Acceptance Rate

$17,774

Avg.Financial Aid

002734

FAFSA Code

About Houghton College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,001

Website

www.houghton.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Wesleyan

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, Wesleyan university, Houghton College is situated in Houghton, NY. In 1883, Houghton College was founded. Houghton College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Founded on the Rock and its official colors are purple and gold. Out of total 1,014 students enrolled at HC, 940 belong to undergraduate courses while 29 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 92 faculty. Around 93% of the students are 24 and under at Houghton College. At HC around 74% are white, 7% are Black or African American, and 5% belong to two or more races. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. In its 137 years of existence, HC has produced several known personalities like Neil MacBride, Kim Pegula, Shirley Mullen, and Ronald M. Enroth. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. At HC, 117 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council). Houghton College has around $57 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1 Willard Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5855679200
Fax: 5855679610
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. Houghton College has been ranked at the 459th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

95%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Houghton College has 2 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $40, as part of the admission process at HC. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1060-1320, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Houghton College is 24. However, those getting an ACT score less than 21 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1 Willard Ave, Houghton, New York 14744. They can also call them at (585) 567-9200.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$24,938

Average Annual Cost

$31,972

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$516

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,288

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,850

Total One Year Cost

$45,626

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to HC. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $45,367 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($33,458), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($9,568), and budget for other expenses ($3,125) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

91%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$38

Faculty Overview

60%

Male Professors

40%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

44 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

31 Graduates

Psychology, General

23 Graduates

Biology, General

22 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

17 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

17 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Area Studies

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Economics

9 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

8 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

7 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

7 Graduates

Agricultural and Domestic Animal Se...

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Engineering Physics

3 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

2 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

2 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

2 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

2 Graduates

Religious Education

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

2 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

1 Graduates

Marketing

1 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

1 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

988

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

73% White

5% Unknown

6% Black

2% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

29%

Out Of State

69%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,923 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

89%

Undergrads in College Housing

81%

Averege Housing Cost

$4,984/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,304/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,304/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Highlanders

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

4

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,568 per year. Houghton College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at HC costs around $4,304 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The college has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$30,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,250

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$17,774

Students Receiving Federal Grants

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,745

Students Receiving State Aid

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,322

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

85%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,655

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$18,363

$30K - $48K

$24,776

$48K - $75K

$19,147

$75K - $110K

$18,736

> $110K

$17,733

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,684,972

The financial aid department of Houghton College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $4,490, whereas the financial aid is $17,371. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,975 as well as institutional aid worth $17,371. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Houghton College amount to $9,684,972 per annum.

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