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Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX 4-Year Private
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About Howard Payne University

Howard Payne University Overview

Howard Payne University is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Brownwood, Texas. Howard Payne University was founded in 1889 and enrolls 981 undergrads and no graduate students. Howard Payne University provides on-campus housing for up to 756 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Howard Payne University

Interested in music or performing? At Howard Payne University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Howard Payne University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Howard Payne University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Howard Payne University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Howard Payne University on the Student Life page.

2022 Howard Payne University Facts At-A-Glance
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Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%
Tuition $27,850
Percent of Need Met 78%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,353

Is Howard Payne University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Howard Payne University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Howard Payne University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 48% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Howard Payne Universityreturn for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Howard Payne University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Howard Payne University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Howard Payne University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Howard Payne University's endowment was $56.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Howard Payne University spends about $8,702 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Howard Payne University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Howard Payne University meets 78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,353 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $34,875 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Howard Payne University.

Based on this information, is Howard Payne University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Howard Payne University a good school for you?

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Where is Howard Payne University Located?

Howard Payne University is located in the small town setting of Brownwood, Texas.

If you would like to see Howard Payne University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 377 to Brownwood, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Abilene Regional Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Howard Payne University and Brownwood are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1000 Fisk Street Brownwood, TX 76801-2715

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Wondering what life at Howard Payne University is like? There are approximately 981 students enrolled at Howard Payne University. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from TX and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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