Author: Michelle [Shelly] Hillman
Date: August 17, 2017
Categories: Academics|Financial Aid

Money Magazine recently ranked Houghton as one of its Best Colleges for Your Money.

The listing was narrowed down to 711 colleges in the United States, based on scores for 27 data points across three categories: quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. Aspects included six-year and value-added graduation rates, peer and instructor quality, student loan repayment/default risk, affordability for low-income students, estimated market value of alumni skills, five-year and mid-career graduate earnings, College Scorecard 10-year graduate earnings, and more. The magazine sourced data from the United States Department of Education, Peterson’s,, and Money/College Measures calculations.

“High quality and affordability have been hallmarks of a Houghton College education since our founding in 1883,” remarked Houghton College President Shirley Mullen. “For the sake of alumni, as well as current and future students, we are glad to have these qualities recognized in Money Magazine’s national rankings.” 

Houghton was one of 42 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member schools included, and one of nine of the 21 Western New York Consortium of Higher Education members to make the list.

To see the full ranking, visit