Howard Payne University says
For more than a century, Howard Payne University has prepared students for life-long learning and service. Around the world, our graduates take leading roles in ministry, education, medicine, music, government, business and other fields. Through quality academic programs, a commitment to its Christian heritage, and the desire for students to develop leadership abilities, Howard Payne is preparing students for success in the 21st century.
Founded: HPU was founded at Indian Creek, Texas, on June 20, 1889.
President: Dr. William Ellis
Enrollment: HPU enrolls approximately 1,400 students. HPU's student/faculty ratio of 12:1 guarantees close interaction between professors and students.
Accreditation: HPU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the baccalaureate level. HPU is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education, and the State Board for Educator Certification.
Undergraduate Degrees: HPU offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Ministry, and Associate in Health Science.
Programs of Study: Students may choose from more than 50 majors, minors and pre-professional programs within six schools - Science and Math, Business, Christian Studies, Education, Music and Fine Arts, and Humanities.
Faculty: Ninety percent of HPU courses are taught by full-time faculty, the majority of whom hold terminal degrees in their field.
Costs: According to U.S. News and World Report, HPU holds the distinction of being named #2 in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category of "Comprehensive Colleges - Bachelor's" in the Western region. Howard Payne placed second behind the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. This is the second year in a row Howard Payne has held this significant ranking and the third consecutive year to be named in the top three.
According to U.S.News and World Report, Great Schools, Great Prices rankings are determined through a formula that relates the school's, "academic quality, as indicated by its 2010 U.S.News ranking, to the 2008-09 academic year net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal." HPU has a flat-rate tuition policy.
Financial Aid: More than 95 percent of HPU students receive financial assistance, including academic and departmental scholarships, state and federal grants, loans and work study programs.
Technology: All HPU students have access to the Internet, e-mail and information in regional libraries. Several labs across campus provide student access to the latest in computer technology. HPU is a Microsoft Authorized Academic Training Program site.
Student Life: HPU offers more than 50 student organizations, including honor societies, service and social clubs, departmental groups, athletics and intramurals.