Houghton College Buffalo – East Side

Equipping students from communities of color to take on the challenges of this age with well-informed civic engagement and ethical leadership.

Houghton East Side Student

Program of Study

Houghton College Buffalo East Side is a spiritually-rooted college education with a focus on the rich tradition of African American moral and intellectual engagement.  Our two-year program leads to an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts.


Houghton College Buffalo: East Side is located at King Urban Life Center, 938 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY.

Houghton Buffalo East Side Students

Designed for You

Small class sizes encourage a community feel and really let you get to know your fellow students and instructors. Daily on-site tutoring is offered and textbooks, transportation and laptops are provided at no additional cost. All financially qualified students attend debt-free

Preparation for the Future

Qualified students will complete a semester-long internship in their field of study. Our courses fulfill general education requirements that can be transferred to four-year colleges or universities for a bachelor’s degree.  An agreement with Buffalo State College allows students to transfer seamlessly into more than 170 programs.

Julian Cook

Featured Testimonial

If we will face the challenges of our day with bold resolve, our world needs high-quality leaders with fresh ideas who have been prepared and equipped to lead with courage, creativity and confidence. I believe that WE are the leaders we’ve been waiting for!

Julian Armand Cook Director of Houghton College Buffalo East Side