Howard Payne University

In keeping with the universitys commitment to small classes and personalized instruction, science students conduct original research with faculty members in their areas. The results of these research projects are routinely submitted to competitive scholastic organizations like the Texas Academy of Science. Howard Payne students routinely achieve recognition in these forums. The university is committed to providing learning outside the classroom. Students across the academic disciplines engage in competitions for creative awards. Participation in Model Senate, Model U.N., Student Speakers Bureau, forensic competition, and intercollegiate student government organizations are examples.The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, our widely-acclaimed honors program, produces innovative leaders in law, politics, business, ministry, government, medicine, education, psychology and social work. Students in our pre-law program prepare for law school by participating in Moot Court where they have won numerous awards while competing against some of the largest universities in Texas. The School of Christian Studies sponsors a Youth Ministry Workshop led by veteran youth ministers from across the country. Our students receive valuable insight and make contacts with professional mentors and role models who are serving in the field.The university theatre program engages students from all academic disciplines. Because Brownwood is a regional cultural center, these performances are community-wide events.Music students perform junior- and senior-level recitals that draw audiences from across the campus and the community. Art students creative works also are shared campus-wide and made available for public viewing. Professional education in business, teacher education, and social work prepare highly marketable graduates.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1889 Baptist Semester $52.2 million 1000 Fisk Street, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-2502
overall score total score state city online paying global
62 100.0 Texas Brownwood 799

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
1,189 59% Howard Payne University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,098, with a gender distribution of 53 percent male students and 47 percent female students. At this school, 59 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 41 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Howard Payne University is part of the NCAA III.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 1,189
Total undergraduate enrollment 1,098
Total graduate enrollment 91
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 4.5%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking men 53.2%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 59%
Students who live off-campus 41%

Types of campus housing available

women's dorms (34%)
men's dorms (46%)
apartment for single students (20%)


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Not offered
Army ROTC Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered