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Houghton College

Houghton, NY
#139

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Houghton College, located in Houghton, New York, is a private institution founded in 1883. Houghton has integrated instruction in the arts and sciences with the Christian faith, empowering its graduates for national and global impact. Houghton alumni serve in every state and in 66 countries around the world in all arenas of society – most notably in medicine, law and education.

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Quick Facts


1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744

2014-2015 Tuition

$28,556 Tuition and Fees

Students

1081 undergraduate students
36% male / 64% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
91.1% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1883

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Equestrian/Equine Studies, Information Technology, Computer Science, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Physics Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Pre-Engineering, Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Writing, General, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Christian Studies, Bible/Biblical Studies, Religious Education, Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Development Economics and International Development, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign), Design and Visual Communications, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Stringed Instruments, Brass Instruments, Woodwind Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Music, Other, Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Pharmacy Studies, Pre-Veterinary Studies, Pre-Nursing Studies, Pre-Optometry Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, History, General, Communication and Media Studies

Minors Offered

Equestrian/Equine Studies, Information Technology, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Education, General, Multicultural Education, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, French Language Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Pre-Engineering, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Writing, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Outdoor Education, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Christian Studies, Islamic Studies, Bible/Biblical Studies, Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, Religious Education, Religious/Sacred Music, Theology/Theological Studies, Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, Youth Ministry, Urban Ministry, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics, Developmental and Child Psychology, Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology, Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, Research and Experimental Psychology, Applied Psychology, Health Policy Analysis, Economics, General, International Economics, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign), Design and Visual Communications, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Conducting, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Stringed Instruments, Brass Instruments, Woodwind Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Pharmacy Studies, Pre-Veterinary Studies, Pre-Nursing Studies, Pre-Optometry Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Communication and Media Studies, Other, Communication and Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,081
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,023
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 24
Percent of male undergraduates: 36%
Percent of female undergraduates: 64%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 5 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 5 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A N/A
Aggravated assault N/A N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A N/A
Motor vehicle theft N/A N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A N/A N/A
Drug law violations N/A N/A N/A
Liquor law violations N/A N/A N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.