Welcome to Houghton College

An institution of higher learning …

Years of history …

A community …

A commitment to the Christian faith …

A beautiful campus …

Tradition …

Innovation …

Houghton College has been educating men and women in the liberal arts and sciences since 1883.  Today, with over 1,000 students from across the nation and around the globe, Houghton stands as a nationally recognized institution focused on preparing students to serve God fully and faithfully in our world.

Our Mission 

Houghton College provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

At Houghton, we achieve our mission through a unique combination of strengths that we have intentionally cultivated and diligently preserved.


A shared faith in Christ that remains core to who we are and motivates us in all we do

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A commitment to a high quality, experiential education in the liberal arts and sciences

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Transformative experiences that result in changed lives and God-inspired vision

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An education that addresses the world’s most pressing questions and problems

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