Howard Payne University Rankings

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Ranking Category
#6555 of 14,131 In the World
#1805 of 2,597 In North America
#1717 of 2,496 In the United States
#86 of 119 In Texas

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
59%
Avg. cost to attend
$23,603 /y
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
863
Graduates
68
Male:Female Ratio
52:48
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.hputx.edu

Howard Payne University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Howard Payne University has an acceptance rate of 59% and is among the top 20% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 59% 58% 61%
Applicants 1,333 705 628
Admissions 790 407 383
Freshmen enrolled full time 217 110 107
Freshmen enrolled part time 14 8 6

317 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

115 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 485 (52%)
Hispanic 265 (29%)
Black or African American 88 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 42 (5%)
Two or more races 36 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.6%)
Asian 4 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Howard Payne University is $23,603 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$23,603/year
Average aid awarded
$17,565
Students receiving aid
90%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $18,582
$30-48K $21,037
$48-75K $21,440
$75-110K $26,660
$110K+ $27,938

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $26,778$10,080
Tuition in-state $26,778$10,080
Tuition out-of-state $26,778$10,080
Fee in-district $3,400
Fee in-state $3,400
Fee out-of-state $3,400

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 671
Combined charge for room and board $9,148
Room charge $3,600
Meal charge $5,548

Howard Payne University majors

Howard Payne University has granted 184 bachelor's degrees across 46 programs and 31 master's across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Howard Payne University.

Major Bachelor Master
Business Administration and Management, General 29 19
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 17
Criminology 16
General Studies 8
Psychology, General 8
Theology & Theological Studies 2 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 7
Social Work 6
Christian Studies 5
History, General 5
Music Teacher Education 5
Pre-Law Studies 5
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 5
Youth Ministry 3 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 4
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 4
Accounting 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 3
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 3
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 3
Engineering Mechanics 3
Organizational Communication, General 3
Voice and Opera 3
American Government and Politics (United States) 2
Divinity & Ministry 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
History Teacher Education 2
Music Performance, General 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Chemistry, General 1
Communication, General 1
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
English Language and Literature, General 1
Finance, General 1
Forensic Chemistry 1
Human Development and Family Studies, General 1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 1
Management Information Systems, General 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Mathematics, General 1
Religious Education 1
Grand Total 184 31

Howard Payne University has a graduation rate of 35%, which is among the 18% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 35% 27% 47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 52%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Howard Payne University has published 16 scientific papers with 103 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Theology / Divinity / Religious studies, Math Teachers, Psychology, Mathematics, Sociology, Education Majors, Pharmacy, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Human Rights Law.

Publications
16
Citations
103

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6 / 56
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2 / 0
Math Teachers
2 / 17
Psychology
2 / 55
Mathematics
2 / 17
Sociology
2 / 35
Education Majors
2 / 55
Pharmacy
1 / 19
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1 / 0
Human Rights Law
1 / 0
Medicine
1 / 19
Chemistry
1 / 19
Political Science
1 / 0
History
1 / 0
Philosophy
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 1
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 2
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 2
2004 1 0
2005 1 0
2006 0 3
2007 1 5
2008 0 1
2009 0 2
2010 1 2
2011 0 7
2012 1 5
2013 5 6
2014 0 14
2015 1 16
2016 0 15
2017 0 11
2018 2 7
2019 2 14
2020 2 20

Notable alumni

  1. Robert E. Howard

    Robert E. Howard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1936 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writerpoetscreenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Robert Ervin Howard was an American writer. He wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

  2. Larry D. Thomas

    Larry D. Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Larry D. Thomas is an American poet. He was the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, and in 2009 was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

  3. James R. Dixon

    James R. Dixon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2015 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    herpetologistuniversity teacherzoologistbiologist
    Biography

    James Ray Dixon was professor emeritus and curator emeritus of amphibians and reptiles at the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection at Texas A&M University. He lived in El Campo, Texas throughout most of his childhood. He published prolifically on the subject of herpetology in his distinguished career, authoring and co-authoring several books, book chapters, and numerous peer reviewed notes and articles, describing two new genera, and many new species, earning him a reputation as one of the most prominent herpetologists of his generation. His main research focus was morphology based systematics of amphibians and reptiles worldwide with emphasis on Texas, US, Mexico, Central America, and South America, although bibliographies, conservation, ecology, life history and zoogeography have all been the subjects of his extensive publications.

General info

Founded 1889
Motto Believe, Belong, Become
Colors gold, blue
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 207
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and contacts

Address 1000 Fisk St.
Brownwood, Texas, 76801-2794
United States
City population 19,000
Phone 3256462502

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