Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

Team Name: Yellow Jackets

Address: 1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801


Phone: 325-649-8020 or 800-880-4478

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Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

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’s degree in youth ministry. HPU now offers four master’s programs: business administration, sport and wellness leadership, theology and ministry, and youth and family ministry.

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 twenty-five student organizations round out the extracurricular options. 

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate N/A
Median composite SAT score N/A
Median ACT score N/A
Undergraduate Enrollment 721
Students on Financial Aid 97%


In-State Tuition $13,925 per semester
Out-of-State Tuition $13,925 per semester
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 11%
Asian American Students 0.01%
Hispanic Students 28%
International Students 0%
Male/Female Ratio 54/46

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 52%
Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
Full-Time Faculty 55


Graduation in Four Years 24%
Graduation Overall 38%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 6%

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