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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 969
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $29,198 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 92
Median SAT/ACT 1032/21.14
% of African American Students 12
% of Asian American Students 0
% of Hispanic Students 25
% of International Students 0
Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 64
% of Male/% of Female Students 53/47
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 91
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 23
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 42
% of Freshmen Who Return 49
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 4.3

Howard Payne University

Team Name:

Yellow Jackets


1000 Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801




325-649-8020 or 800-880-4478








  • Howard Payne University was founded in the heart of Texas in 1889.
  • HPU’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy is a distinctive, multidisciplinary honors program designed for academically gifted students who aspire to effective Christian leadership in a variety of career fields, preparing them for lives of service and citizenship.
  • Selected HPU undergraduate and graduate coursework is available electronically and at extended learning centers in El Paso and New Braunfels.

A CHRISTIAN LIBERAL ARTS institution, Howard Payne University (HPU) prides itself on fostering a close community where personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning, and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.

At HPU, students choose from more than one hundred majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in seven schools—business, Christian studies, education, humanities, music and fine arts, nursing, and science and mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities.

HPU is one of the first Baptist universities in Texas to offer undergraduate degrees and a Master of Arts in youth ministry. Additionally, HPU offers three other master’s programs: business administration, theology and ministry, and sport and wellness leadership.

Student athletes at HPU compete in six men’s and six women’s sports through the American Southwest Conference. Co-curricular organizations include Model UN, Moot Court, and speech and debate, while more than 25 student organizations round out the extracurricular options.

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