Houghton College Recognitions - Students and parents gathered in front of Wesley Chapel

National Recognition

Houghton University is repeatedly recognized for excellence in key areas for students.

Putting rankings in perspective.

So what do rankings mean for YOU in choosing a college?

Rankings are helpful in assessing how colleges compare on important items like academic reputation, selectivity, career placement rate, financial aid, and more. Some even factor student opinion rankings.

These lists have their place – and Houghton has some pretty great distinctions – but they’re only one piece of the search puzzle, unable to capture the full campus experience, how a community helps you discover your God-given calling, and which college will “fit” you best.

So, how does Houghton fare in college rankings?

Ranked 4 Stars | Best College

Money Magazine, 2023

Best Regional College in the Northeast

The Princeton Review, 2022

Top 15 "Best National" Liberal Arts College in NY

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

#1 Christian College Among Top Performers on Social Mobility of National Liberal Arts Colleges

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

#1 A+ School for B Students of National Liberal Arts College in NY

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Best Online College in New York

Intelligent.com, 2023

Green College

The Princeton Review, 2022

#1 Christian college compared to members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities