Howard Payne University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Brownwood, TX

$25,998

Avg tuition

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About Howard Payne University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Howard Payne University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Brownwood, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 981, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 49%. The university offers 66 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 40%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $25,998.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

49% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

50% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

40% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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1k

Students enrolled

53%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

53%

Hispanic

26%

Black

10%

Unknown

6%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

47%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

565

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 60% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $25,998 $25,998
Graduate $9,900 $9,900

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $9,148
On-campus other expenses $2,696
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $6,200
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,650

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $39,042 $39,042
Off-campus without family $36,398 $36,398
Off-campus with family $29,848 $29,848

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

62%

State Grant Aid

48%

Institution Grant Aid

86%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,173
State Grant Aid $3,163
Institution Grant Aid $12,783
Pell Grant Aid $4,314

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.