Welcome to Houghton CollegeHoughton College has been educating men and women
in the liberal arts and sciences since 1883.Today, with over 1,000 diverse and deeply curious students from 39 states, 31 countries and 30 Christian denominations, Houghton stands as a nationally recognized institution focused on preparing students to serve God fully and faithfully in the 21st century.
The Mission of Houghton College
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 it all began
God is always surprising our world by starting large things in small places.
Houghton College is one of those small places where, for more than 130 years, God has been doing very large things.Learn more
In Their Words
"Houghton really did live up to its goal in creating a scholar servant. The education I received at Houghton prepared me to engage the world through faith and knowledge. I was not just a scholar prepared to go out and do a certain job, but more importantly a servant of the Christ."
Cana Roth '09
97% of Houghton grads are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation
Houghton Alumni Survey
Who we areAs a small, nationally recognized, highly affordable Christian college with rigorous academics and a stellar alumni placement rate, Houghton provides an experiential and transformative learning experience with a close-knit, highly relational Christian community.
The Houghton Distinctive
Why we matterWe provide an education that answers the deeper human questions of meaning and purpose. Our distinctive emphasis on integrity, competence, global engagement, and service is exactly what the world is calling for in the 21st century.
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