Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Houghton College are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Houghton College students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 11%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 49% more female students than male students enrolled at Houghton College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Houghton College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Houghton College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Houghton College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 402
Women 599

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Houghton College serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Houghton College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,922 per year

43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,001
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6%
Part time Undergrads 2.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191676 IPEDS survey data for Houghton College.