Houghton College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,920
3.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,410
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.94%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80%
1,004 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
902
91% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.8%
153 Graduates

About

Houghton College is a higher education institution located in Allegany County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Houghton College were General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (27 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2020, 311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houghton College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (240 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houghton College is $33,920, which is $5,520 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Houghton College is $33,920, which is $5,520 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,410.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Houghton College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,920
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Houghton College was $33,920. The cost of tuition at Houghton College is $5,520 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,410
2020 Value
5.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Houghton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,410. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Houghton College grew by 5.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,784
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houghton College was of $7,784 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.83% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Houghton College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2019, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.94%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Houghton College was 1.94%, which represents 5 out of the 258 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Houghton College received 1,004 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.0995% annual decline. Out of those 1,004 applicants, 803 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80% acceptance rate.

There were 902 students enrolled at Houghton College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Houghton College has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
803
Accepted Out of 1,004

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Houghton College was 80% (803 admissions from 1,004 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.0995%, while admissions declined by −0.986%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Houghton College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Houghton College has a total enrollment of 902 students. The full-time enrollment at Houghton College is 821 students and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Houghton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houghton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 5.54% Black or African American, 4.99% Two or More Races, 3.77% Asian, 0.998% Hispanic or Latino, 0.443% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houghton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Female (2.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (57.1%), followed by White Female (21.4%) and Two or More Races Male (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houghton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 902 students. The full-time enrollment at Houghton College is 821 and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Houghton College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Houghton College was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Houghton College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    674
  2. Black or African American
    50
  3. Two or More Races
    45

The enrolled student population at Houghton College is 74.7% White, 5.54% Black or African American, 4.99% Two or More Races, 3.77% Asian, 0.998% Hispanic or Latino, 0.443% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 54 students (5.99%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 49 more women than men received degrees from Houghton College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Houghton College is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houghton College is General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (27 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Houghton College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houghton College are Elementary & middle school teachers (214,015 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (176,111 people), Postsecondary teachers (151,980 people), Other managers (127,184 people), and Secondary school teachers (126,539 people).

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and English (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houghton College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and English (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houghton College are Elementary & secondary schools (455,977 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (289,277 people), Legal services (143,075 people), Computer Systems Design (136,548 people), and Religious organizations (116,284 people).

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and English (12 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Houghton College.
Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houghton College was General Business Administration & Management with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

131
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Houghton College, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Houghton College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Houghton College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.778 times less than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Houghton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Houghton College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.654% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    240 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houghton College is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

3.86% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    139 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Houghton College is white female (139 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (101 degrees).

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Houghton College has an endowment valued at nearly $58.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.67M (8%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Houghton College had a total salary expenditure of $32M. Houghton College employs 29 Assistant professors, 23 Professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Houghton College are Male Professors (18), Female Assistant professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houghton College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Endowment

$58.4M
2020 Endowment
7.25%
growth from 2019

Houghton College has an endowment valued at about $58.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Houghton College grew 7.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.56M - Federal
  2. $5.46k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Houghton College received $1.56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.46k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.8M
2020 Salaries
3.89%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Houghton College paid a median of $11.8M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($32M) and a 3.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.59% growth from 2018 and a 3.68% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.37M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2020, Houghton College paid a total of $3.37M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houghton College were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Professor with 23 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houghton College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houghton College was Male Professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Houghton College.

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