Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Houghton College (Houghton, NY)


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Houghton College is ranked 63 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 131 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69923%
600+33%

SAT Math Score

700+6%
600-69926%
600+32%

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2950%
24+62%

Students applied1,074
Students admitted810
Admission rate75%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$31,040
Fees$500
Room and board$9,018
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$41,558

Cost after need-based aid$22,101
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,459

Average debt at graduation$23,277

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$39,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$19,457
Average non-need-based aid$15,099

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,043

Full-Time

Men375
Women623

Part-Time

Men15
Women30

Freshmen retained86%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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