is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college,
operated by the Wesleyan Church. Houghton has a beautiful rural
campus in the Genesee Valley of southwestern New York (Houghton,
New York), and a secondary urban campus in Buffalo, New
York.Houghton began as a Houghton Seminary, offering high school-level work, in 1883, and began offering college level classes in
1899. The founder was Willard J. Houghton, a Wesleyan Methodist minister. It was chartered as a liberal arts college by New York
State in 1923 and accredited by the Middle States Association of School and Colleges in 1935.The school offers baccalaureate degrees in 48 fields, and is in process of adding a masters program in music. The student body
is interdenominational.The sports teams are the Highlanders.