Private 4 Year

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

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Howard Payne University overview
Location Brownwood, Texas
Online hputx.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Howard Payne University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Founded in 1889, Howard Payne University (HPU) is a private, Christian institution located in Brownwood, Texas, approximately 140 miles northwest of Austin. The university's campus features a mix of contemporary and historic architecture, with facilities that foster an environment conducive to learning and personal development. HPU offers a spectrum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with notable emphasis on criminal justice, business, and Christian studies. The application process is considered moderately selective. On-campus housing is available to students, providing a range of living options from traditional dormitories to apartment-style accommodations. While HPU's athletic achievements are not the primary focus, the university competes in NCAA Division III athletics as the Yellow Jackets, with a variety of sports programs for both men and women.

In the most recent statistical year 1,233 prospective students applied, and 768 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 216 enrolled in the school.  675 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 163 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,850 plus fees of $3,800.












Howard Payne University is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 920/1130
ACT 19/22
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Howard Payne University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$3,800
Room and Board $9,616
Budget for Other Expenses$2,696
Total One Year Cost$45,462

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Howard Payne University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 15%
Education 13%
Business 12%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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