A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

2011-12 Common Data Set

Section A. General Information
Includes general information about Houghton College, including mailing address, admissions contact information, source of institutional control, undergraduate institutional classification, academic calendar year, and degrees offered.

Section B. Enrollment and Persistence
Includes official fall enrollment data, degrees awarded, and graduation and retention rates.

Section C. First-time, First-year (Freshmen) Admission
Includes information regarding the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled; wait-listed students; admissions requirements; importance of academic and non-academic factors in freshmen admissions decisions; entrance exam policies; freshmen profile; and admissions policies.

Section D. Transfer Admission
Includes information regarding the number of transfer students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled; and transfer admissions and credit policies.

Section E. Academic Offerings and Policies
Provides a summary of programs available at Houghton, areas in which students are required to complete coursework prior to graduation, and library collection data.

Section F. Student Life
Includes freshmen and undergraduate demographic statistics, summary of activity programs available at Houghton, and ROTC and housing information.

Section G. Annual Expenses
Includes net price calculator URL and projected information regarding full-time undergraduate annual expenses and per-credit-hour charges for 2012-2013.

Section H. Financial Aid
Includes information on financial aid awarded to full and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students; policies regarding institutional grant aid to nonresident aliens; process for freshmen applying for financial aid; and types of financial aid available.

Section I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
Includes information on instructional faculty, including demographic statistics, student-to-faculty ratio, and class size.

Section J. Degrees Conferred
Includes the percentage of Bachelor's degrees awarded by discipline.

Addendum: Common Data Set Definitions