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 Houghton College

Houghton College - Houghton, NY

1 Willard Ave, Houghton, New York 14744

General information:(585)567-9200
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,287(1,268 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
89
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,440 $25,360 $26,094 -3%
Out-of-state $24,440 $25,360 $26,094 -3%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,000 $7,330 $7,550 -3%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,000 $7,330 $7,550 -3%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $35,340 $36,590 $37,544 -3%
Off Campus $35,340 $36,590 $37,544 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,340 $29,260 $29,994 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,340 $36,590 $37,544 -3%
Off Campus $35,340 $36,590 $37,544 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,340 $29,260 $29,994 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $25,994
In-state fees $100
Out-of-state tuition $25,994
Out-of-state fees $100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,240
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $12,240
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 253 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 253 100% $4,055,773 $16,031
Federal grants 113 44% $572,217 $5,064
Pell grants 110 43% $431,122 $3,919
Other federal grants 107 42% $141,095 $1,319
State/local government grant or scholarships 109 43% $220,771 $2,025
Institutional grants or scholarships 253 100% $3,262,785 $12,896
Student loan aid 231 91% $1,556,039 $6,736
Federal student loans 231 91% $1,398,645 $6,055
Other student loans 19 7% $157,394 $8,284
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,201 96% $17,572,298 $14,631
Pell grants 515 41% $2,002,335 $3,888
Federal student loans 1,051 84% $7,422,904 $7,063

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,287
Undergraduate enrollment 1,268
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 85
Graduate enrollment 19
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,085 344 741
Percent admitted 72% 68% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 68% 27% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 239 90%
ACT 95 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 500 630
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 20 28
ACT Math 20 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IIMenWomen
All Track Combined 3856
Baseball 18-
Basketball 1814
Field Hockey -14
Soccer 2828
Softball -15
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1935 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1935 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1946 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

05/21/2005 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 150
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 150
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.7%
Number in default18
Number in repayment379

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00273400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)5--
Category total22--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry1--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2--
Category total28--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1--
Business Administration and Management, General2--
Category total95--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4--
Category total27--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1--
Information Technology0--
Category total10--
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching23--
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5--
Secondary Education and Teaching2--
Social Studies Teacher Education1--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2--
Category total62--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other7--
Category total15--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total2--
History Colleges
History, General0--
Category total6--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-5-
Category total75-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General10--
Category total16--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1--
Category total19--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total17--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2--
Physics, General2--
Category total4--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General7--
Category total28--
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs2--
Political Science and Government, General0--
Sociology4--
Category total16--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-1-
Theology/Theological Studies--0
Category total-10
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Conducting--0
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other4--
Keyboard Instruments--0
Music Performance, General8-5
Music Theory and Composition0-0
Music, General0-1
Music, Other2--
Voice and Opera--0
Category total31-6
Grand total6266