Online Undergraduate Degrees

Houghton Online meets you where you are - whether you’re starting your educational journey directly out of high school, a busy professional, or a working parent.

Upcoming Start Dates

  • January 19, 2021
  • March 15, 2021

$392/credit hour

Earn a Quality, Christian Degree at a Competitive Price

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You are a driven individual seeking a more flexible, customized way to achieve your degree. With Houghton College Online, you receive a regionally accredited and nationally-recognized liberal arts education – in a format that fits YOUR schedule and lifestyle.


Receive Credit for What You Already Know

You can expedite your pathway to graduation when you transform your life and professional experiences into college credits. You can earn credit for:

Previous College Credits

Most of your past college credits, if they are a C- or above, will transfer to Houghton.

Professional Training

Documented training, such as Six Sigma, Real Estate Licensure, or Military Service and Training, may earn you college credit.

Life Experiences

You can receive credit for college-level learning that was not documented by writing an academic paper to demonstrate what you learned or completing credit bearing tests, like DSST or CLEP.

What Will I Study at Houghton Online?

124 Credits

37 General Education Credits

Complete courses in diverse subjects to expand your critical thinking and soft skills

36-45 Major Credits

Build your expertise in dynamic courses within your field

42+ Electives

Equip yourself with the experience you need to reach your unique goals

Start at Your Convenience

Going back to school can be challenging. Houghton gives you the option to choose to start at a time that is convenient for you, with part-time and full-time options that help you balance your work, personal life, and your education.

Fully Accredited

Houghton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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Courses are 8 weeks in length


Fully online - No campus visits required


Finish your degree in as few as 18 months

Your Support Team

Being an online student does not mean that you will walk this journey alone. Throughout your program, you will interact with:

Full-Time Advisor

Available throughout the week to answer your questions and help keep you on target for your timely graduation.

Course Instructors

Your faculty invest in your personal and professional success.


You are part of a dynamic learning community that provides substantial interaction with your fellow students.

Tools for Success

You will find support to achieve your vocational and academic goals throughout your Houghton journey.

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Student Success Center

writing assistance, disability services, career advisement, individualized academic support

Center for Student Success
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Willard J. Houghton Library

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Library Services

Have Questions?

Contact us to get more information on your program of interest.