Welcome to Houghton College
More than 1,000 diverse and deeply curious students – from 39 states, 31 countries, and 30 Christian denominations – call us home. Since 1883, Houghton has been educating men and women in the liberal arts and sciences, focused on preparing students to serve God fully and faithfully in the 21st century.
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.
[Willard J. Houghton] believed that, through education and the power of the Gospel, the world could be changed. It is that conviction and that imagination that have been the hallmarks of Houghton since its founding.”
Shirley A. Mullen '76
Who We Are
Houghton is a place where close-knit, highly relational Christian community meets transformative learning experiences. Our small size and nationally recognized academics give you a top-notch Christian education, while our stellar alumni placement rate indicates how prepared our students are for the next step in their careers.