HPU earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® school designation

BROWNWOOD – June 26, 2023 – 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 silver level award designation on the 2023-2024 list. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public […]

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. […]

HPU to offer half-price undergraduate tuition for summer sessions

BROWNWOOD – May 18, 2022 – Howard Payne University has announced a 50% discount for undergraduate tuition for the summer 2022 academic sessions. The discount is available to students who enroll for at least three credit hours in person or online. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, encourages all interested students to take advantage of the […]

Grand opening of Newbury Family Welcome Center marks historic day in HPU history

BROWNWOOD – May 13, 2022 –Howard Payne University unveiled its newly constructed Newbury Family Welcome Center at a grand opening celebration last week. The new “front door” of HPU was opened to hundreds of guests who gathered inside the nearly 8,000-square-foot facility. The event included self-guided tours of the building and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dr. […]

HPU announces the HPU Price Promise tuition program

BROWNWOOD – September 22, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently announced the HPU Price Promise, guaranteeing tuition costs will remain the same from a student’s first through senior years. Beginning in fall 2021, all new students’ tuition will be locked in at their starting rate until they graduate, as long as they remain enrolled full […]

HPU recognized as “military friendly school” on national list

BROWNWOOD – July 8, 2020 – 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. The list identified 625 colleges, universities and trade schools in the U.S. that excel in welcoming and preparing military service members, veterans and […]

HPU to offer half-price undergraduate tuition and housing for summer sessions

BROWNWOOD – May 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a 50% discount for undergraduate tuition and housing for the summer 2020 academic sessions. Classes will be offered online and in person, with the on-campus classes hosted in classrooms that can accommodate social distancing while still providing quality face-to-face instruction. HPU encourages all interested […]

HPU to improve campus experience with two major facility projects

BROWNWOOD – January 30, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced the construction of an expansive new welcome center and renovations to the historic Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom building. Both projects will provide modernized facilities to benefit the university’s students, visitors and other constituencies. The Newbury Family Welcome Center, named for the family of […]

HPU to host first Ministry Monday event on campus

Howard Payne University invites high school juniors and seniors interested in ministry to visit its campus on Monday, Nov. 11, during the university’s first Ministry Monday event. Visiting students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students in the HPU School of Christian Studies, sit in on a class, tour the university’s […]

HPU announces tuition freeze for 2020-21 academic year

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2019 – Howard Payne University has announced a freeze of tuition rates from the 2019-20 academic year extending to the 2020-21 academic year. The freeze represents HPU’s continuing commitment to provide affordable and Christ-centered higher education of the foremost quality to its students and their families. “Our administration understands the significant […]

HPU’s Heart of Texas Scholarship offers financial assistance to students from local area

BROWNWOOD – May 16, 2018 – The Heart of Texas Scholarship offered by Howard Payne University provides financial support to future students from Brown and surrounding counties. The scholarship awards $15,000 annually, totaling $60,000 over four years to each eligible student. Students become eligible for the scholarship if they are graduates of high schools in […]

HPU’s Central Texas Scholarship offers financial assistance to area students

BROWNWOOD – May 16, 2018 – The Central Texas Scholarship offered by Howard Payne University provides financial support to area students. The scholarship awards $15,000 annually, totaling $60,000 over four years to each eligible student. Students become eligible for the scholarship if they are graduates of high schools in the Central Texas area, meet unconditional […]

HPU’s Cheryl Mangrum honored at national conference

BROWNWOOD – August 15, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Cheryl Mangrum, associate director of admission, was recently honored among colleagues at the annual meeting of the National Association of Baptist Enrollment Professionals (NABEP). Mangrum received the first-ever Trent Argo Memorial Award, described by presenters as the “most valuable player” award among enrollment teams from 13 […]

HPU to host last Yellow Jacket Monday preview event of the semester

BROWNWOOD – April 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host its last Yellow Jacket Monday of the spring 2017 semester next Monday, April 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Yellow Jacket Monday is a preview day for prospective students and their parents. The event is free, and registration is available at www.hputx.edu/yjm. Yellow […]

HPU to host Yellow Jacket Monday on March 20

BROWNWOOD – March 10, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host the next Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents on Monday, March 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm. Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors […]

HPU to host free preview event for high school students and parents

BROWNWOOD – February 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host a Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents on Monday, February 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm. Registration ends February 18. Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school […]

HPU to host Yellow Jacket Monday free preview event

BROWNWOOD – January 9, 2017 –Howard Payne University will host a Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents next Monday, January 16, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm. Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors and allow […]

HPU first-year students enjoy exciting semester

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – An exciting fall semester at Howard Payne University is rapidly drawing to a close. The first-year students at HPU’s Brownwood campus comprise the university’s second-largest class in 16 years. Recent campus events include Homecoming, during which students participated in activities such as a parade, bonfire, fireworks show and more. […]

HPU to host financial aid seminar for area parents

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – Parents of area high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about financing a college education are invited to attend a free financial aid seminar at Howard Payne University on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 6 p.m. All parents are welcome at the seminar, even if their children […]

HPU sees increased numbers for fall 2016 enrollment

BROWNWOOD – September 20, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2016 semester is underway with lots of new faces around campus. The number of first-year students – 321 – at the Brownwood campus is HPU’s second-largest class in 16 years. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment at HPU’s three locations – the main campus in Brownwood and […]

HPU’s Freeland enjoying college life thanks to Heart of Texas Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – June 2, 2016 – Christopher Freeland, 2015 graduate of Bangs High School, is very happy with his decision to attend Howard Payne University even though many students are hesitant to enroll in a college near their hometowns. “Given the time, Howard Payne can be a home away from home, just not far away,” […]

HPU’s Heart of Texas Scholarship awards $60,000 to local and area students

BROWNWOOD – April 22, 2016 – Demonstrating its commitment to local and area students, Howard Payne University offers the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 to eligible students from Brown County and surrounding counties. The scholarship, paid over four years, is automatically awarded to students who are graduates of high schools in the Heart […]

HPU enters fall 2015 semester with increased enrollment

BROWNWOOD – September 16, 2015 – Faculty, staff and students at Howard Payne University entered the fall 2015 semester recently with increased enrollment and excitement over the months to come. Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment at HPU’s three locations is 1,163 students, a 2.2 percent increase over fall 2014. The figure includes 382 incoming freshmen […]

HPU advances in U.S. News & World Report rankings

BROWNWOOD – September 9, 2015 – Howard Payne University advanced in two categories in the 2016 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report released Wednesday. HPU jumped two places from 2015 to be ranked second among the regional colleges of the west in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. Additionally, the university […]