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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 41% of students, Howard Payne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,100.
About Howard Payne University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
1000 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX 76801
Website

Howard Payne University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1100
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$21,833/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,086/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,035/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,251/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,510/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,894/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
95%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
860Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
121
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Friendly
    75%
  • Different
    8%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.22 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Howard Payne is a family where people truly care.
    93%
  • Howard Payne makes you feel like you matter.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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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.
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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.
I am currently in my second semester at HPU as a freshman. I think the academic aspect of the school is great. The professors are not only extraordinary in communicating their lectures, but they are also admirable as people. They truly understand what it means to be a role model for the students. The academics are great, it is in the social aspect where it is not as amazing. The school is very small, just a few hundred more students than my high school, and there is not a lot of activity or diversity. I would like to see more random events and activities put on that people would actually attend. The safety here is fantastic, the DPS presence on the small campus makes you feel protected along with the services they provide. For example, I locked my keys in my car and they lock picked my door and had my keys to me within 10 minutes. Overall the school has great academics, but the social atmosphere needs improvement.