Houghton College, Christian School in New York, to Cut Tuition to Lowest in 20 Years to Reduce Student’s Financial Burdens

At a time when high college sticker prices might be keeping potential students away, a Christian college in western New York is cutting its tuition costs to the lowest it’s been in 20 years. 

Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts school founded over 137 years ago by a dedicated Christian farmer and located about an hour-and-a-half drive from Rochester, announced this week that it will reset tuition for the 2021-2022 school year to make pricing more transparent, affordable and straightforward.

Starting next fall, the school’s tuition rate will be $15,900 before financial aid awards. According to the school, the new pricing model represents a 53% decrease in published tuition costs for students enrolled in the on-campus residential undergraduate program compared to the current academic year.

In a statement, the institution stressed that the move demonstrates “that a high-quality, Christian education is a real possibility for students from all backgrounds and circumstances.” It also said its new tuition model is straight forward and offers “clear information about what their college education is going to cost.”

“This price reset makes Houghton College the best-priced Christian college in the nation,” the college’s statement explained, citing the most recent tuition survey done by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, to which the school is a member.

“In addition, Houghton is offering one of the lowest tuition rates of any college in the Western New York region.”

Houghton College President Shirley Mullen, who also chairs CCCU’s board of directors, said the move makes a Houghton education “truly a possibility for today’s learners who would not otherwise have considered the opportunity.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith