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HPU recognized as “military friendly school” on 2022-2023 national list

BROWNWOOD – July 7, 2022 – Howard Payne University was named to the annual Military Friendly® Schools list by VIQTORY, a premiere military marketing company for military personnel entering the civilian workforce. HPU received a bronze level award designation on the 2022-2023 list. The list identified 665 colleges, universities and trade schools in the U.S. that excel in welcoming and preparing military service members, veterans and their spouses for success as students.

Institutions that appear on the Military Friendly® Schools list are evaluated for requisite rates in areas such as student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment for all students and student veterans, using public data sources and surveys. In the 12 years since its first publishing, the annual list has come to set the standard in identifying institutions of higher education that provide the greatest opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

“Howard Payne University is grateful to and proud of the veterans of the United States military,” said Dr. Donnie Auvenshine, HPU’s vice president for academic affairs. “It is a joy to be a part of supporting veterans as they seek an education. Veterans make a significant contribution to the Howard Payne learning community in El Paso, New Braunfels and Brownwood.”

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from schools nationwide and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed by VIQTORY with input from an advisory council of educators and employers. Some of the thresholds considered include retention, graduation and job placement. Criteria for consideration can be found

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Applications are being accepted for the fall 2022 semester at Howard Payne University. Visit to apply. For more information about HPU, including the wide range of available financial aid options, contact HPU’s Office of Admissions at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at


Cutline: Howard Payne University was given a bronze designation on this year’s Military Friendly Schools list recognizing the opportunities HPU provides to veterans and their spouses.