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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,099
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $13,315 PER SEM.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $13,315 PER SEM.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 92
Median SAT/ACT 930/19
% of African American Students 9
% of Asian American Students 1
% of Hispanic Students 20
% of International Students 0
Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 80
% of Male/% of Female Students 53/47
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 85
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 36
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 47
% of Freshmen Who Return 52
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 6


Howard Payne University

Team Name:

Yellow Jackets


1000 Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801




325-649-8020 or 800-880-4478








  • Founded in 1889, the university has educated minds for almost 130 years.
  • Selected undergraduate and graduate coursework is available electronically and at extended learning centers in El Paso and New Braunfels.
  • HPU ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Regional Colleges of the West” division for 2018: no. 6 in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category; no. 13 in the “Best Regional Colleges of the West;” and no. 10 among “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

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 100 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. In 2018, the university was approved by the Texas Board of Nursing to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

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

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 university’s extracurricular options.

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