Howard Payne is a private, Christian university located in Brownwood, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 860 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Howard Payne acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 41% of students, Howard Payne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,100.
Howard Payne University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Most Popular Majors
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19 Graduates
Elementary Education11 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Political Science and Government11 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.22 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Howard Payne University Reviews
I am currently in my third year at Howard Payne, while on track to graduate May 2021. The small community of the campus, small classroom settings, make it where a student can succeed easily while creating that relationship with their professor. It is a private baptist university, so there isn’t a party scene, and the tuition is high but well worth it. I think that student life could do a better job at relating to their students, or making it easier for students to have a very pleasant college experience.
First off, the staff is personal, caring, and genuinely works for the students. They worked with me to find the best path toward graduation, after transferring from a couple other colleges. The professors care about their students, understand the work load, and provide an excellent classroom setting. Most of us, at the El Paso campus, are night school students who work full-time jobs during the day. The staff encourages and refreshes our tired, weary souls, to continue to pursue a better education for ourselves.
Here at Howard Payne University is okay. The only thing I do not like is how its required to attend chapel, but not everyone goes to it. I know it is a Christian school, but I do not see the point going when we should be studying, doing homework, and doing personal business stuff. The people here are all different race which is good. The sports here is not so good and I do know the soccer team is good. Overall, I am here because my family lives here so I am close to them and its a nice small private school.