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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
American Southwest Conference
Howard Payne University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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 Coaching28 Graduates
Elementary Education20 Graduates
Political Science and Government9 Graduates
Corporate Communications8 Graduates
Human Development7 Graduates
Pre-Law Studies7 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
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.
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.