The Houghton Promise

The Houghton Promise is our pledge to you. It reflects our deep commitment to providing you with an extraordinary educational experience of high quality and value. When you enroll at Houghton, we promise you the following:  



We Promise: a new $10,000 IMPACT Scholarship ($2,500 per year) guaranteed for new students entering Fall 2018

The Impact Scholarship will be awarded alongside academic and need-based scholarship awards for which you may qualify (up to full-tuition). A Houghton education is about opening doors – inviting aspiring students to worlds they cannot imagine. And it all begins with making it possible for you to attend..

Academic Quality

academic quality

We Promise: at least one global experience, internship, original research project or Senior signature work opportunity in every academic program

A Houghton education is about connecting one’s learning to the world’s real needs.  Significant and transformative learning experiences, a relevant and innovative liberal arts curriculum, and expert instruction and mentoring from Houghton faculty provide superb preparation for a career in your chosen field of study.

Authentic Spiritual Formation

spiritual formation

We Promise: consistent opportunities for worship, small groups, prayer, communion, mentoring, and service

A Houghton education is about cultivating individual potential for the Glory of God and service to others. These daily opportunities provide a deep and genuine Christ-centered experience rooted in life-transforming mentoring relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students



We Promise: a three year graduation track in most degree programs

A Houghton education is about creating a personalized learning experience to fit your timelines and goals.  Our accelerated tracks provide the opportunity to earn your degree in three years in most majors, saving you thousands of dollars in college costs and launching you into graduate school or the workforce a year earlier.



We Promise: a tuition-free bonus year if you are not employed in your field or in graduate school upon graduation.

We are so confident in the superb preparation you will receive at Houghton that we are prepared to back it up with an additional year of free tuition. If you are not offered employment in your chosen field or accepted into graduate school when you finish at Houghton, you can come back for a bonus year without paying any tuition. Add a minor...or a major...sharpen your creative talents or quantitative skills...and do it on us!

Bonus Year Information

You want a high-quality education at an affordable price—an education that puts God first and that will prepare you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world of the 21st century.


Please contact for more information on the Houghton Promise.

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