Houghton College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4332 of 14,131 In the World
#1221 of 2,597 In North America
#1147 of 2,496 In the United States
#112 of 221 In New York State

Quick Review

Religion
Wesleyan
Acceptance rate
80%
Avg. cost to attend
$25,410 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
870
Graduates
32
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Houghton College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 81%
Applicants 1,004 391 613
Admissions 803 304 499
Freshmen enrolled full time 169 76 93

145 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

135 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 674 (75%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 54 (6%)
Black or African American 50 (6%)
Two or more races 45 (5%)
Asian 34 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 32 (4%)
Hispanic 9 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,410/year
Average aid awarded
$19,764
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $26,519
$30-48K $20,548
$48-75K $20,998
$75-110K $22,845
$110K+ $24,896

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $33,920$11,784
Tuition in-state $33,920$11,784
Tuition out-of-state $33,920$11,784
Fee in-district $546
Fee in-state $546
Fee out-of-state $546

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,015
Combined charge for room and board $9,856
Room charge $5,288
Meal charge $4,568

Houghton College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 41
Theology & Theological Studies 2 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 18
Psychology, General 15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 10
Mathematics, General 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Music Teacher Education 6
Design and Visual Communications, General 5
Environmental Biology 5
History, General 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Accounting 4
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Development Economics and International Development 4
English Language and Literature, General 4
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 4
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 4
Physics, General 4
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 4
Chemistry, General 3
Conducting 3
Equestrian & Equine Studies 3
Information Science & Studies 3
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 3
Music Performance, General 3
Music, Other 3
Biochemistry 2
Music, General 1 1
Writing, General 2
Bible & Biblical Studies 1
Philosophy 1
Grand Total 23 221 4
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 57% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
138
Citations
3,955

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
39 / 440
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38 / 198
Medicine
24 / 177
Computer Science
19 / 1,944
Psychology
17 / 2,265
Virology
17 / 140
Sociology
13 / 39
Genetics
12 / 91
Environmental Science
10 / 239
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
9 / 22
Chemistry
9 / 262
Mathematics
9 / 15
Physics
9 / 268
Engineering
8 / 251
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8 / 375
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
7 / 12
Art & Design
7 / 10
Math Teachers
7 / 4
Literature
6 / 6
Social Psychology
6 / 698
Ecology
5 / 113
Business
5 / 698
Political Science
5 / 7
Education Majors
5 / 25
Machine Learning
5 / 373
Philosophy
5 / 13
Environmental Management
4 / 99
Materials Science
4 / 249
Economics
4 / 668
Law
4 / 12
Development Studies
3 / 12
Classics and Ancient History
3 / 4
Oncology and Cancer research
3 / 7
Journalism and Digital Media
3 / 75
Advertising
3 / 37
Gender Studies
2 / 16
Technical Drawing
2 / 0
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
2 / 112
Inorganic Chemistry
2 / 7
Communications and Public Relations
2 / 33

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 3
1992 1 8
1993 2 9
1994 1 3
1995 4 2
1996 2 6
1997 3 11
1998 3 9
1999 2 18
2000 1 30
2001 1 36
2002 2 44
2003 0 42
2004 0 53
2005 1 47
2006 2 43
2007 5 80
2008 2 106
2009 2 110
2010 14 125
2011 12 215
2012 11 214
2013 19 320
2014 12 294
2015 8 300
2016 5 300
2017 6 313
2018 2 323
2019 8 485
2020 8 380
2021 8 395

Notable alumni

  1. Deborah L. Birx

    Deborah L. Birx
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Houghton College
    In 1976 graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemistry
    Occupations
    immunologistsoldierdiplomatphysician
    Biography

    Deborah Leah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who served as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under President Donald Trump from 2020 to 2021. Birx specializes in HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. Starting in 2014, she oversaw the implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program to support HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs in 65 countries. From 2014-2020, Birx was the United States global AIDS coordinator for presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump and served as the United States special representative for global health diplomacy between 2015 and 2021. Birx was part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force from February 2020 to January 2021. In March 2021, Birx joined ActivePure Technology as Chief Medical and Science Advisor.

  2. Kim Pegula

    Kim Pegula
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    president
    Biography

    Kim S. Pegula is an American businesswoman and with her husband Terry Pegula, one of the principal owners of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. She is also the president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the holding company that manages the Bills as well as the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League; the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League; and the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The company also manages the LECOM Harborcenter and Black River Entertainment, an independent record label based in Nashville. By extension she is the president of several teams under Pegula Sports and Entertainment, including the Bills and Sabres. Pegula, Shahid Khan, and Zygi Wilf are the only three NFL team owners who were not born in the United States.

  3. Robert Beckford

    Robert Beckford
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Robert Beckford is a British academic theologian and currently Professor of Black Theology at The Queen's Foundation, whose documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4 have caused debate among the Christian and British religious community.

  4. Richard Mouw

    Richard Mouw
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Richard John Mouw is an American theologian and philosopher. He held the position of President at Fuller Theological Seminary for 20 years (1993–2013), and continues to hold the post of Professor of Faith and Public Life.

  5. Neil MacBride

    Neil MacBride
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Neil Harvey MacBride is an American attorney who is the Senate-confirmed nominee to be General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury in the Biden Administration. He previously served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed MacBride's nomination as U.S. Attorney on September 15, 2009, and he took office three days later. He left office on September 13, 2013.

  6. Robert E. Longacre

    Robert E. Longacre
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2014 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    linguist
    Biography

    Robert E. Longacre was an American linguist and missionary who worked on the Triqui language and a text-based theory and method of discourse analysis. He is well known for his seminal studies of discourse structure (text linguistics), but he also made significant contributions in other linguistic areas, especially the historical linguistics of Mixtec, Trique, and other related languages. His PhD was at the University of Pennsylvania under Zellig Harris and Henry Hoenigswald. His 1955 dissertation on Proto-Mixtecan was the first extensive linguistic reconstruction in Mesoamerican languages. This was one of several SIL studies which helped to establish the Oto-Manguean language family as being comparable in time depth to Proto-Indo-European. His research on Trique was the first documented case of a language with five distinct levels of tone.

  7. Walter Sheffer

    Walter Sheffer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2002 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Walter S. Sheffer was an American photographer and teacher, born in Youngsville, Pennsylvania. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1945 to work at the studio of John Platz, Milwaukee's main society photographer. When Platz retired, Sheffer inherited his clientele and was able to establish his own "look" and very successful portrait studio by 1953. He also taught advanced portraiture at the Layton School of Art from 1952 to 1970.

  8. Wilfred Conwell Bain

    Wilfred Conwell Bain
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1908-1997 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Wilfred Conwell Bain was an American music educator, a university level music school administrator (former Dean of two major music schools spanning 35 years), and an opera theater director at the collegiate level. Bain is widely credited for rapidly transforming to national prominence both the University of North Texas College of Music as dean from 1938 to 1947, and later, Indiana University School of Music as dean from 1947 to 1973. Both institutions are major comprehensive music schools with the largest and second largest enrollments, respectively, of all music schools accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. He was born in Shawville, Quebec, and died in Bloomington, Indiana.

General info

Alternative names Houghton
Founded 1883
Motto Founded on the Rock
Colors purple, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 201
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1 Willard Ave
Houghton, New York, 14744
United States
City population 1,000
Phone 5855679200
Fax +1 (585) 567 9522

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