Houghton College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,040
3% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$19,437
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.63%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
821 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,043
94.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
73.3%
192 Graduates

About

Houghton College is a higher education institution located in Allegany County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Houghton College were General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 degrees), and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2017, 294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houghton College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (225 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houghton College is $31,040, which is $5,846 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Houghton College is $31,040, which is $5,846 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,437.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,040
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Houghton College was $31,040. The cost of tuition at Houghton College is $5,846 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$19,437
2017 Value
9.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Houghton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,437. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Houghton College grew by 9.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,377
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houghton College was of $7,377 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 9.31% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Houghton College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.
2.63%
2016 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Houghton College was 2.63%, which represents 8 out of the 304 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Houghton College received 821 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 23.6% annual decline. Out of those 821 applicants, 750 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,043 students enrolled at Houghton College in 2017, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Houghton College has an overall enrollment yield of 35.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
750
Accepted Out of 821

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Houghton College was 91.4% (750 admissions from 821 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -23.6%, while admissions declined by -12%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
166
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Houghton College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Houghton College has a total enrollment of 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Houghton College is 981 students and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Houghton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houghton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 4.51% Two or More Races, 4.03% Black or African American, 3.45% Asian, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houghton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.9%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Asian Female (2.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (30%), followed by White Female (30%) and Black or African American Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houghton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Houghton College is 981 and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Houghton College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2017 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 80%. 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
    760
  2. Two or More Races
    47
  3. Black or African American
    42

The enrolled student population at Houghton College is 72.9% White, 4.51% Two or More Races, 4.03% Black or African American, 3.45% Asian, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 80 more women than men received degrees from Houghton College. The majority of degree recipients at Houghton College are white (225 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houghton College is General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 degrees) and General Psychology (23 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees awarded), Theology (14 degrees), and Communications (31 degrees).

Workforce

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 (222,859 people), Other managers (168,576 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,238 people), Clergy (123,169 people), and Postsecondary teachers (122,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees awarded), Theology (14 degrees), Communications (31 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees awarded), Theology (14 degrees), Communications (31 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 (409,145 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (281,631 people), Religious organizations (153,367 people), Computer Systems Design (137,786 people), and Legal services (126,296 people).

The most specialized majors at Houghton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees awarded), Theology (14 degrees), Communications (31 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houghton College was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 107
  2. 187

In 2017, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Houghton College, which is 0.572 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Houghton College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Houghton College in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 3.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 66% of students graduating from Houghton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Houghton College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    225 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houghton College is white (225 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

5.1% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Houghton College is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

Houghton College has an endowment valued at nearly $50.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.6M (14.9%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Houghton College had a total salary expenditure of $32.6M. Houghton College employs 31 Professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Houghton College are Male Professors (24), Female Assistant professors(11), and Male Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houghton College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 25 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.9M
2017 Endowment
11.2%
growth from 2016

Houghton College has an endowment valued at about $50.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Houghton College grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.8M 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. $297k - Federal
  2. $5.4k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Houghton College received $297k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.5M
2017 Salaries
3.38%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Houghton College paid a median of $11.5M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($32.6M) and a 3.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.57% decline from 2015 and a 1.96% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.57M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2017, Houghton College paid a total of $3.57M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houghton College were Professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houghton College were Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houghton College was Male Professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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