Houghton College: Statistics

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#1024 of 2,597 In North America
#955 of 2,496 In the United States
#92 of 221 In New York State
#459 of 1,734 For Veterinary
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Religion
Wesleyan
Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$24,502 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
863
Graduates
32
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Houghton College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Houghton College has an acceptance rate of 79% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 80%
Applicants 1,008 360 647
Admissions 797 282 515
Freshmen enrolled full time 204 80 124

118 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

91 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
57 or 28%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1080
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Houghton College are 1080-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
12 or 6%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Houghton College are 20-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 649 (73%)
Black or African American 70 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 53 (6%)
Two or more races 44 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 44 (5%)
Asian 22 (2%)
Hispanic 9 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Houghton College is $24,502 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$24,502/year
Average aid awarded
$21,951
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $27,314
$30-48K $20,223
$48-75K $18,111
$75-110K $22,603
$110K+ $23,091

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $15,900$14,125
Tuition in-state $15,900$14,125
Tuition out-of-state $15,900$14,125
Fee in-district $546
Fee in-state $546
Fee out-of-state $546

Room and board costs

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

Houghton College majors

Houghton College has granted 194 bachelor's degrees across 33 programs and 11 master's across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Houghton College.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
Business Administration and Management, General 32 6
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 29
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 24
Psychology, General 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 7
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 7
Theology & Theological Studies 2 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Music Teacher Education 6
Chemistry, General 5
History, General 5
Mathematics, General 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Development Economics and International Development 4
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 4
Writing, General 4
Accounting 3
Design and Visual Communications, General 3
Human Resources Development 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 3
Music, General 1 2
Music, Other 3
Physics, General 3
Biochemistry 2
Conducting 2
Music Theory and Composition 1 1
Bible & Biblical Studies 1
English Language and Literature, General 1
Information Science & Studies 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 1
Philosophy 1
Political Science and Government, General 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 1
Grand Total 26 194 11

Houghton College has a graduation rate of 65%, which is among the 31% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 58% 69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%

Publications & Citations

Houghton College has published 974 scientific papers with 20,150 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Genetics, Biochemistry, Ecology, Immunology, Pathology, and Geology.

Publications
974
Citations
20,150

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
692 / 18,104
Medicine
550 / 14,781
Chemistry
546 / 15,141
Environmental Science
475 / 11,222
Genetics
468 / 12,716
Biochemistry
414 / 11,343
Ecology
291 / 6,848
Immunology
291 / 9,129
Pathology
272 / 7,545
Geology
271 / 6,793
Engineering
263 / 4,582
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
261 / 2,518
Paleontology
240 / 6,121
Microbiology
225 / 6,533
Physics
209 / 4,592
Computer Science
205 / 2,613
Virology
205 / 6,556
Veterinary
187 / 4,718
Organic Chemistry
162 / 4,051
Philosophy
140 / 1,294
Psychology
136 / 2,232
Animal Science
128 / 3,092
Anatomy and Physiology
126 / 3,699
Political Science
118 / 537
Quantum and Particle physics
115 / 2,831
Materials Science
114 / 2,645
Nutrition and Food Science
107 / 3,584
Sociology
104 / 808
Law
103 / 503
Agricultural Science
96 / 2,737
Horticulture
92 / 2,842
Botany
91 / 2,157
History
87 / 897
Geography and Cartography
83 / 1,261
Art & Design
83 / 1,091
Zoology
80 / 1,442
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
77 / 1,933
Mathematics
72 / 705
Physical Therapy
63 / 2,070
Mechanical Engineering
58 / 369

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 8 313
1991 6 320
1992 10 353
1993 5 324
1994 4 283
1995 8 262
1996 5 274
1997 6 279
1998 5 308
1999 5 245
2000 8 275
2001 5 239
2002 8 232
2003 2 262
2004 14 303
2005 8 331
2006 8 332
2007 11 292
2008 6 312
2009 2 367
2010 12 422
2011 14 345
2012 21 329
2013 14 493
2014 21 403
2015 23 487
2016 22 508
2017 17 557
2018 14 647
2019 17 802
2020 17 666
2021 14 893
2022 16 774
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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
    diplomatsoldierimmunologistphysician
    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
    presidentinternational forum participant
    Biography

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  3. Robert Beckford

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

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  4. Richard Mouw

    Richard Mouw
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teachertheologian
    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

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  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
    music teachercomposer
    Biography

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General info

Alternative names Houghton
Founded 1883
Motto Founded on the Rock
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 200
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

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