Buffalo East—King Urban Life Center

Take on the challenges of this age with well-informed civic engagement and ethical leadership

Earn your degree at a location designed for you on Buffalo's east side. Houghton College Buffalo—East Side empowers your confidence in your voice as an ethical leader through an educational experience that is rooted in Black community, moral and intellectual traditions. Low tuition, combined with state and federal financial aid, may allow you to earn your first college degree debt-free.

At Houghton Buffalo, you will find:

Debt-Free Education

Houghton will coordinate TAP, Pell, Say Yes, and all available scholarships, which has allowed many Buffalo East students to graduate debt-free.

Transferable Credits

Earn your first college degree in Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Liberal Arts. All credits transfer to a 4-year degree from Houghton.

Personalized Support

Daily on-site tutoring and small class sizes provide you with the support you need to succeed. Textbooks, laptop, and a monthly bus pass are also provided.

Choose the option that fits your schedule and your family's finances.

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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Choose the Associate's Degree Program that Fits Your Goals

  • Business, A.S.
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.
  • Liberal Arts, A.A.
  • Psychology, A.S.
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Fully Accredited

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


Equip Yourself for the Future

Receive 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.

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.

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

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Buffalo East—King Urban Life Center offers a beautiful and convenient classroom location within the community.

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Average Class Size

13 Students

Expert Faculty

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Academic Support

From local tutors and faculty who understand the community

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King Urban Life Center
938 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14211