Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$28,090

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

73%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 768
Declined 537
Total Received 1,305
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Private

715

undergraduate students

366

graduate students

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School Facts

Howard Payne University, founded in 1889, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Its 80-acre campus is located in Brownwood near the center of Texas.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,081
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational

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80-acre campus in Brownwood (population: 18,831), 70 miles from Abilene and 140 miles from Austin; branch campuses in El Paso and New Braunfels. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Dallas (170 miles).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Abilene Regional

Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood
76801

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Baptist Student Ministry
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Gaming Guild
  • Spanish Club
  • Social Work Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • HPU Fest
  • Pancake Supper
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
62%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 768
Declined 537
Total Received 1,305

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 0
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $25,290
Room & board $8,386
Additional fees $2,800
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,720
Total $39,396
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American History (United States)
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
European History
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
International Relations and Affairs
Keyboard Instruments
Lay Ministry
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,081

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

715
students

Female
66%
471

Male
73%
519

34%

366
students

Female
9%
34

Male
16%
57

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

866
students

Female
48%
410

Male
52%
456

13%

124
students

Female
50%
61

Male
50%
63

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 48%

Student Break-down

6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

91

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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