Buffalo, NY

Earn your first college degree in a unique and inspirational learning environment.

The Houghton College Buffalo experience allows you to remain fully embedded in your cultural and religious community as you pursue your first college degree. Houghton's vibrant and supportive learning community accelerates your ability to overcome educational or language barriers. Invest in an education that will equip you for lifelong success.

Explore the benefits and possibilities of a private, affordable Christian education, conveniently located in your community.

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Degrees that Fit Your Goals

Choose the option that fits your interests and schedule.

Full-time Study

Allows you to earn your first college degree faster (in as few as 2 years) by taking 3-4 courses each semester.

Part-time Study

Balance your work, family and education by focusing on only 2 courses each semester.

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Before coming to Houghton College Buffalo—East Side, I wondered if college was a fit for me. Not long after matriculating, I realized that my previous training had not properly prepared me for college success, but, with the support of my professors and classmates, I pushed past my doubts, worked hard to complete assignments even when I struggled and shattered self-imposed limitations. ...Now, I know that there are scholars who look like me. ...College has made me realize my purpose.

Ky'Sean Levy '21

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At Houghton Buffalo, you will find:

Debt-Free Education

Houghton will coordinate all your financial aid. This includes all state and federal financial aid (TAP, PELL, SAY YES) as well as scholarships. This has allowed many Buffalo students to graduate with their associate degree debt-free.

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Transferable Credits

Earn your first college degree in Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Liberal Arts. Qualified students may seamlessly transition all credits to a bachelor's degree program at the Houghton, NY campus or online.

Personalized Support

Take advantage of daily on-site tutoring from local tutors and faculty who understand the community. This in addition to small class sizes, provides you with the support you need to succeed. Textbooks, laptop, and a monthly bus pass are also provided at no additional cost.

Average Class Size

13 Students

Expert Faculty

90% come from the local Buffalo community

Fully Accredited

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

Vibrant Community

Receive a spiritually-rooted college education with a focus on the rich tradition of African American moral and intellectual engagement. Be empowered to use your voice as an ethical leader through an educational experience that is rooted in Black community.

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Designed for Your Future

Qualified students will complete a semester-long internship in their field of study. Your 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.

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Houghton Buffalo offers a beautiful and convenient classroom location within the community. Located on a main bus line, enjoy free transportation by showing your prepaid bus pass.

King Urban Life Center
938 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14211


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Start at Your Convenience

August 29

Start at Your Convenience This August
Houghton gives you the choice to start at a time that is convenient for you, with part and full-time options that help you balance your life and education. Apply today!
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