Partner Schools

Partner with Houghton University and your students will receive exclusive benefits.

Join us in providing more students with access to life-changing, Christian education and exceptional academic preparation.

Discover the Benefits

Our mission at Houghton University is to provide an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.

Benefits for Students

$60/credit hr

Most classes are 3 credits and will cost $180

Hal and Sheila Heiner Early College Scholarship allows cohorts of 5-9 students to pay $50/credit hr. and cohorts of 10+ to pay $40/credit hr. Funds are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Cohorts will include only students enrolled at the partner school.

Early College Program

High school juniors and seniors can jump start their college education through the online Early College Program. This allows students to earn their degree faster at Houghton or transfer credits to another institution while receiving high-quality instruction from a Christian perspective at an exceptional price.

Students will also have access to classroom resources, including the Willard J. Houghton Library, InfoPass, and online learning platform. Houghton Library has enormous online collections—some 60,000 full text journals and some 800,000 ebooks.

Dual Enrollment

School leaders can submit high school courses for consideration for dual enrollment status. This allows students to earn college credit while simultaneously completing their high school graduation requirements.

Guaranteed admission

Upon graduation from the partner school and meeting GPA requirements.

Surprisingly affordable college education

Thanks to the recent tuition reset and generous financial aid like the Highlander and Provost Academic Scholarships, the James S. Luckey Scholarship, and Founder’s Promise Scholarship.

Benefits for Employees

10% Tuition Reduction

Reduce Houghton’s competitive tuition of $575/credit hour with no fees for the Master of Science in Education (Literacy) to only $518/credit hour.

Benefits for Partners

Speaking Events

One of Houghton’s senior administrator or faculty members, such as the Dean of Chapel, Provost, President, Director of Ministry Resources, Professor, etc., will speak at a partner school’s chapel, baccalaureate, special seminar, etc.

College Prep Workshops

Admissions & Financial Aid representatives are available to support college and career nights, financial aid workshops, etc.

VIP Visits

Receive the premier visit experience at Houghton. This includes special sessions for your students with faculty in their area of interest, a tour of campus, athletic coaches, special gift for each participant, and more. Meals will be provided while you are on campus. Contact your admission counselor for details.

Curriculum Resources

We will work alongside you to potentially fill course needs with early college coursework that both carries college credit and serves to fill a course requirement within your high school curriculum.

Houghton student smiling and standing on the steps outside of Chapel.

Chautauqua Christian Academy values and appreciates our partnership with Houghton University as part of our new vision for private education in Chautauqua County, NY. We are proud to have played a role in developing this new partnership agreement with the University as we work to uniquely prepare our students for their future in college and careers, while taking into account our students’ individual gifts, talents and abilities.

– Scot Stutzman, Principal, Chatauqua Christian Academy

Partner Schools

  • Black Forest Academy, Kandern, Germany
  • Belleville Mennonite School, Belleville, PA
  • Carthage Christian Academy, Menzah 4, Tunisia
  • Charles Finney School, Penfield, NY
  • Chautauqua Christian Academy, Jamestown, NY
  • Christian Central Academy, Williamsville, NY
  • Christian School of York, York, PA
  • Cumberland Valley Christian School, Chambersburg, PA
  • First Baptist Academy, Naples, FL
  • Gilead School of Discipleship, Perry, NY
  • Grace Christian Academy, Ulster, PA
  • Great Commission Schools, Altoona, PA
  • Harmony Christian School, Middletown, NY
  • HOPE Academy, Concord, NC
  • Hope Academy of the Bronx, Bronx, NY
  • Houghton Academy, Houghton, NY
  • Lancaster County Christian School, Lancaster, PA
  • Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR
  • Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, Marietta, GA
  • New Life Christian School, Hamilton, NY
  • Northstar Christian Academy, Rochester, NY
  • Rain Forest International School, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Rosslyn Academy, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Wesleyan Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Westminster Christian Academy, Huntsville, AL
President Lewis on Houghton's campus wearing pinstripe suit and purple tie.

As Houghton moves fearlessly forward in preparing students for lives of significance as scholar-servants, we recognize now more than ever that we must do so in collaboration with our Christian high school partners. Through intentional partnership, we are working across the traditional high school-college boundaries to support and strengthen our shared mission and goals, and ensure the smooth transition of students from high school to college through high quality, engaging, Christ-centered coursework.

– Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., President

Heather Arnold standing in the front of the Houghton H on the campus lawn on a snowy day.


Heather Arnold
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Graduate Admission

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