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How Well Is Howard Payne University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Howard Payne University was awarded 10 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Howard Payne landed the #1,309 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Howard Payne is also ranked #60 out of 80 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Howard Payne?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Howard Payne University is a competitive 59%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to Howard Payne submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Howard Payne University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Howard Payne University  ( 460 to 540 )
Howard Payne received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Howard Payne University  ( 19 to 22 )

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Howard Payne University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Howard Payne is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Howard Payne University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Howard Payne University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 48% rate at Howard Payne University is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Howard Payne this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Howard Payne

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 981 undergraduates at Howard Payne with 860 being full-time and 121 being part-time.

Howard Payne Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Howard Payne scored 52.02 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Howard Payne University Cost?

The overall average net price of Howard Payne is $22,137. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Howard Payne

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,086 $20,035 $22,251 $24,510 $25,894

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Howard Payne, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Howard Payne, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $8,894 a year. That adds up to $35,576 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Howard Payne is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Howard Payne Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Howard Payne make around $37,600 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Howard Payne University make the most money.

Location of Howard Payne University

Located in Brownwood, Texas, Howard Payne University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Howard Payne is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Howard Payne University

Contact details for Howard Payne are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801-2794
Phone: 325-646-2502

Howard Payne University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Howard Payne University. Of these students, 186 received undergraduate degrees and 42 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 $29,500
General Psychology 15 NA
Health & Physical Education 14 NA
Criminology 13 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 NA
Political Science & Government 11 NA
Business Administration & Management 10 $34,300
Social Work 8 NA
Accounting 8 NA
Religious Education 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Howard Payne University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Howard Payne

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 401 students took at least one online class at Howard Payne University. This is a decrease from the 435 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 401 11
2016-2017 435 59
2015-2016 328 32
2014-2015 71 29
2013-2014 339 30

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