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Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX 4-Year Private

About Howard Payne University

Howard Payne University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Brownwood, TX

Founded in 1889, the institution currently enrolls around 1,081 students a year, including 990 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Howard Payne University's endowment was valued at $56,480,545 in 2021. The school spends $8,702 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Howard Payne University

Acceptance rate: 59%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 21

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Howard Payne University's acceptance rate?

Howard Payne University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Howard Payne University is 59 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Howard Payne University is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Howard Payne University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 48 percent of students who start at Howard Payne University return the next year.

Howard Payne University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 41 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,875 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Howard Payne University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Howard Payne University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1000 Fisk Street Brownwood, TX 76801-2715

Campus Setting: Small Town

Howard Payne University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Howard Payne University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Howard Payne University is Continuous processing.

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Howard Payne University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Howard Payne University is like? There are approximately 1,081 students enrolled at Howard Payne University, including 715 undergraduate students and 366 graduate students. 121% 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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