Houghton commuter students using laptop in commuter lounge.

Commuter Students

Earn your college degree at a nationally ranked college right in your backyard and built especially for you.

Since 1883, Houghton University has equipped the local residents of Allegany County with a high-quality, Christ-centered education that is designed to accelerate their God-given potential. Willard J. Houghton founded the school to empower students to radically alter the trajectory of their lives through rigorous vocational preparation and faithful teaching of Scripture. Today, Houghton continues to provide opportunities for local residents to achieve their academic and career goals.

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Enjoy All Houghton Has to Offer

Take advantage of Houghton's low tuition costs and save even more money when you commute to the Allegany County campus. You will enjoy all that the local area has to offer as you continue to live at home.

Have some time between classes? Go for a hike with friends, grab a bite or stop by Java for some extra caffeine in the Campus Center, or head to the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex to work out or just play a friendly game of basketball.

Houghton commuter students using laptop in commuter lounge.

Find Your Place

You will be immersed in the Houghton community as you participate in campus events and form connections with your faculty and fellow students. As a commuting student, you will have full access to campus resources and services, including:

Advice from a Commuting Student:

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