Author: Marshall Green
Date: September 12, 2013
Date: September 12, 2013

Houghton College has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best National Liberal Arts College in their 2014 Best College Rankings.  In addition, Houghton was distinguished as an A-Plus School for B Students.

Out of 248 liberal arts colleges, Houghton ranked in the top tier, based on an overall score.  In order to rank the colleges, U.S. News & World Report first puts each college into a category based on its mission and/or location. Data from each school are then gathered in 16 areas regarding academic excellence, and each area holds a certain weight (as a percentage). Finally, the colleges are ranked based on their composite weighted scores. [U.S. News & World Report] 

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Houghton College was part of the “Liberal Arts Colleges” listing that places emphasis on undergraduate education and colleges which award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts. The guide includes ranks selected from approximately 1,600 accredited institutions in the United States.

Houghton College was also recently ranked as the #4 college within the CCCU by the 2014 Princeton Review and  received four  out of four stars for quality of life by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.