Study in downtown Utica and earn your Associate of Arts degree.
Our two-year Associate of Arts degree education is grounded in the Christian tradition. We welcome students from a broad range of cultural backgrounds in the Mohawk Valley region, and our program is designed to support students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Designed for you
Small class sizes really let you get to know your fellow students and instructors. ESL support, study resources, and on-site tutoring are provided for all students.
Close to home
Houghton College Utica is conveniently located at the 7 Rutger Park building in Utica’s historic mansion district. You stay in your community—near family, friends, and neighbors—and earn your degree.
Preparation for the future
Our liberal arts emphasis provides academic growth in a variety of subjects, and our emphasis on workplace readiness means you will be able to enter the workforce with new skills.
Graduates receive preferred consideration for admission to Houghton’s bachelor’s degree program in Houghton, NY. Your credits can also be transferred to local colleges and universities.
Houghton College Utica combines liberal arts content with a focus on workplace readiness. We want you to understand yourself more deeply and encounter the world more profoundly, while developing your skills in writing, communication, analysis, and the arts.
Our business courses will prepare you for employment or entrepreneurship, and our internship course will allow you to experience a vocation you are interested in.
Houghton College Utica provides a diverse core of general education courses in the following areas:
- Social science
- Fine arts
A one-week long, one credit capstone course on Houghton College’s main campus is required for the A.A. degree. Transportation, room, board, and all fees for this course are included in the final semester’s tuition.