Houghton College Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Houghton College is 12:1, and the school has 67.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Houghton College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; English Language and Literature/Letters; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.3 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Philosophy
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Education 13%
English Language and Literature/Letters 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 100%
Service learning 65%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 100%
Writing in the disciplines 100%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 39%
Learning communities 28.5%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 86%
4-year graduation rate 58%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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