houghton college

Joshua Duttweiler, Amy Coon

The mention of sex or sexuality doesn’t usually get much of a reaction on many college campuses, but for many Houghton College students, the topic is still considered taboo. Students from across the religious spectrum attend the small liberal arts school for its curriculum and conservative Christian values.


Houghton College has changed its tuition model, which the administration says will save students money while also making the whole process more transparent.

That college in Allegany County said that beginning in the fall of next year, the new tuition rate will be $15,900, which is a 53% reduction from the current academic year.

Officials said the move will save students at least $500  on their academic bill next year. Houghton College president Shirley Mullen says the college is trying to make it more obvious to students what they will actually be paying.