2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$24,502

Net Price

79%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

64%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Houghton College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 895. In 2021, there were 20 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

20

Total Enrollment

895

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Houghton College offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology20
Total Graduates20
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,008 students applied to the Houghton College. The university admitted 79% and 26% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for New York universities is 12,286. On average, all New York institutions admit 68% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Houghton College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all New York four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Houghton College is 64%, compared to 65% for all New York universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 34%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare HC to New York Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Houghton College to the average of all New York four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

HC

1,008

Applicants

79%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Graduation Rate

NY Colleges

12,286

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

65%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 63 or 53% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 56 or 47% part-time faculty members employed at Houghton College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 63 or 53%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

HC

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

53%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NY Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Houghton College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $15,900, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,125 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Houghton College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Houghton College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,856
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,850
Total Living Expenses$12,706
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$15,900
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$29,606
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,125
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$14,125
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Houghton College is $24,502. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Houghton College to all New York universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

HC

$29,606

Cost to Attend

$25,940

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,502

Net Price

NY Colleges

$44,950

Cost to Attend

$18,304

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 195 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 815 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $25,940.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid815$25,940
Pell Grants308$4,570
Federal Student Loans523$6,367
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Houghton College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

HC

815

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

308

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

523

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

NY Colleges

4,270

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,106

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

1,890

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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