Houghton College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Houghton College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,165 students enrolled. This school was established in 1883 and is the only college located in Houghton, New York.

Houghton College is affiliated with Wesleyan Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree are available at Houghton College.

Houghton College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Education, English and Literature, and Music. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
88%
Houghton College student retention rate is high at 88% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Houghton College is good: 70%. Roughly 24% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Houghton College is pretty good - 13:1. Learn more details regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$27,000
Average tuition costs are very high - $26,800 a year. The additional fees at Houghton College (not included in tuition costs) are about $200, which totals $27,000 a year.

Read the details about Houghton College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
73%
As reported in recent government data, 830 applications were submitted and 609 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

Houghton College will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Houghton College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,200
Houghton College offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Houghton College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Houghton College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,100 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - about $4,200 annually.

Based on the college crime data, Houghton College appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Houghton College Location and Maps



Post Address: Houghton College, 1 Willard Ave, Houghton, New York 14744, USA
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