Houghton Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

Houghton College is ranked 158th in Liberal Arts Colleges, 74th in New York Colleges.
Next statements evaluate Houghton College by comparing key academic facts to similar schools.
  • The tuition & fees ($33,458) is relatively expensive.
  • The acceptance rate (81%) is higher (easy to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,190 SAT, 25 ACT) is average.
  • The number of students (1,001) is very small.
  • It offers diverse area of study (58 programs).
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Liberal Arts Colleges
#158 in Liberal Arts Colleges
New York Colleges
#74 in New York Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Houghton are $33,458 and it is relatively expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College $33,458

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $26,737

4-Years or High Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $27,722

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Houghton are $15,634 and it is inexpensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College $15,634

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $18,688

4-Years or High Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $23,572

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Houghton is 81% and it is higher (easy to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 81%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 66%

4-Years or High Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 68%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of Houghton is 28% and the yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 28%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 35%

4-Years or High Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 43%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at Houghton is 1,190 and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 1,190

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 1,132

4-Years or High Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 1,206

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at Houghton is 25 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 25

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 69

4-Years or High Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 77

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Houghton is 75% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 75%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 56%

4-Years or High Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 59%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Houghton is 91% and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 91%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 74%

4-Years or High Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 78%

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Student Population

The total student population at Houghton is 1,001 and its population very small compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 1,001

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 2,477

4-Years or High Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 2,948

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Houghton is $18,133 which is 54.20% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is higher compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College $18,133

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $16,488

4-Years or High Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $17,399

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Houghton is 11 to 1 and the ratio is lower (small size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 11 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years or High Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 13 to 1

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Number of Programs

Houghton offers 58 programs and it means diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 58

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 45

4-Years or High Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 46

Number of Online Programs

Houghton offers 6 online programs and it means few online programs compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Houghton College 6

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12

4-Years or High Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 10