About Houghton College
On Campus Housing
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.
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.