Hear stories from students and alumni about their first experiences at HPU.

The Yellow Jacket Experience

The Yellow Jacket Experience is about learning, growing in your faith and becoming a part of a legacy 130 years in the making. Click the link below to learn more about what you can expect to experience if you choose to continue your education at HPU. 

The Yellow Jacket Experience

Future Students

Current Students

Howard Payne Is

a Christ-centered, close-knit academic community located in the heart of Texas since 1889.

What is a Christ-centered university?

What is a Christ-centered university?

“Christ-centered” means we strive every day to be imitators of Jesus Christ. This affects all aspects of the university experience including academics, student life, athletics and more.

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Our Mission

Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.

Our Mission

Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.

My Jacket Journey

Dr. Gary Gramling

“As I look back, I have no doubt that God has used this school in my life and the lives of others.” 

Dr. Gary Gramling

Dean of the School of Christian Studies; Director of Christian Studies Graduate Programs; and Professor of Christian Studies

My Jacket Journey

Dr. Gary Gramling

“As I look back, I have no doubt that God has used this school in my life and the lives of others.” 

Dr. Gary Gramling

Dean of the School of Christian Studies; Director of Christian Studies Graduate Programs; and Professor of Christian Studies

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HPU’s fall semester began on August 24 with health guidelines in place. HPU’s fall 2020 American Southwest Conference competition has been moved to the spring of 2021.

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