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Study at Howard Payne University

Howard Payne can be found in Brownwood, TX (a self-contained town). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Baptist school. Howard Payne is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Howard Payne offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in media and therapy and Counselling.

Howard Payne Selectivity

Howard Payne does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 448 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 458 to 588, but ranged both higher and lower.

Classes at Howard Payne are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 1, 386 students were enrolled in Howard Payne.

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Howard Payne. The school offers students meal plans. Howard Payne student athletes compete in American Southwest Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Howard Payne University is a Christian, coeducational, university of liberal arts and professional studies that is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Founded in 1889 for the purpose of preparing students for Christian ministry, Howard Payne University remains dedicated to honoring Christ and serving His Church by providing an educational experience that integrates faith, learning, and living. The university has expanded its original scope to include a full array of undergraduate programs, and a limited number of graduate programs, offered in a traditional residential academic community, where relationships are nurtured and individuals matter. Students, faculty, staff, and administration work together under the shared values of academic excellence, service to others, and Christian integrity. The university also offers selected graduate and undergraduate course work at extended learning centres responsive to the academic needs of the communities served. Howard Payne University maintains a low student-teacher ratio, which contributes to the university's reputation of being a place where everybody is somebody. "

Howard Payne Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy41bible studies, youth ministry, theology, religious music, religious education, philosophy, Christian studies, missionary studies
Education and Teaching39elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, math teaching, music teaching, history teaching, English teaching, business teaching, computer teaching, . . .
Business and Management34marketing, business administration, business, finance, accounting, international business
Therapy and Counselling27psychology
Liberal Arts24humanities, political science, Spanish language, American history, Biblical languages, general studies, liberal arts and sciences, English, . . .
Media17mass communication, digital communications, communication studies, public relations and advertising, media and digital communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Science11biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work8social work
Music3music performance
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences
Medical administration1health care administration
Art Studies0art studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: Howard PayneHoward Payne University

1000 Fisk St.

Brownwood, TX 76801-2794

General Phone: (325) 646-2502


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